Meaning of -SHIP in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ noun suffix ]

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -scipe; akin to Old High German -scaft -ship, Old English scieppan to shape — more at shape

1. : state : condition : quality

friend ship

2. : office : dignity : profession

clerk ship

3. : art : skill

horseman ship

4. : something showing, exhibiting, or embodying a quality or state

town ship

fellow ship

5. : one entitled to a (specified) rank, title, or appellation

his Lord ship

6. : the body of persons participating in a specified activity

reader ship

listener ship

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.