By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.
To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.
To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.
from the Old English scip, the generic name for sea-going vessels (as opposed to boats). Originally ships were personified as masculine but by the sixteenth century almost universally expressed as as feminine.
a great place to live because it is big and there are always tons of people around to talk to
a large boat that can travel across deep water, such as a sea or ocean
a large passenger or cargo liner
a large, sea-going watercraft A watercraft is a vehicle designed to float on and move across (or through) water for pleasure, physical exercise (in the case of many small boats), transportation of people and/or goods, or military missions
a large, usually decked watercraft
a self-contained entity - it must operate for extended periods in a very hostile environment (storm tossed seas, submerged, corrosion)
a generic term for any square-rigged vessel having a bowsprit and three masts.
1.(noun) A large seagoing vessel. 2.(verb) To transport.
1.(noun) A large sea-going vessel. 2.(verb) To transport.
A general term for any large, ocean-going vessel (as Opposed to a "boat"). Originally, it referred specifically to a vessel with three or more masts, all square-rigged. The origins of the word are long lost, though it is recognizable in all languages descended from the various old Nordic tongues. Side Boys: Some officers of the admiralty, particularly those of higher rank, would attain considerable body weight in their later years. This made coming aboard a ship a particularly strenuous activity. So, the side boys had the job of hauling the short-o-breath officer inboard if he had difficulties. SOS: Radio distress signal just coming into Use at the time of the Titanic disaster (and replacing the older CQD). Popularly, it stands for "save our ship," but the signal was probably originally chosen because the Morse code for "SOS," three dots, three dashes, three dots, was easy to transmit, easy to remember, and easy to distinguish when received.
A larger vessel usually used for ocean travel. A vessel able to carry a "boat" on board.
A sea-going vessel. 2. Vessel having a certificate of registry. Technically, a sailing vessel having three or more masts with yards crossed on all of them. In Victorian times, any vessel with yards on three masts was termed a "ship" even if other masts were fore and aft rigged. To ship, is to put on or into a vessel; to put any implement or fitting into its appropriate holder. Shipmaster: A person in command of a ship. A person certified as competent to command a ship. A master mariner.
Generally referred to a three-masted vessel. Also, to attach or erect.
A seagoing vessel greater than 150' in length. Used for luxury cruises, import and export.
A large self-powered, ocean-going vessel which is usually operated on the high seas for commercial transportation of cargo or passengers, or for the national defense, or scientific purposes; in short all vessels used primarily for recreation, racing, etc. (which are usually referred to as "small craft"). A deep-draft vessel. In maritime law, the word ship is equivalent to vessel, and it is not the form, the construction, the rig, the equipment, or the means of propulsion that makes a ship, but the purpose and business of the craft as an instrument of marine transportation. See deep-draft and small craft.
For the purpose of the Structure Plan, a ship is a sea vessel which is too large to be towed on land using a trailer
By the Marine Insurance Act 1906, First Schedule, rule 15, "ship" includes the hull, materials and outfit, stores and provisions for the officers and crew, and in the case of vessels engaged in a special trade, the ordinary fittings requisite for the trade, and also, in the case of a steamship, the machinery, boilers and coals and engine stores, if owned by the insured.
A vessel with three or more masts with square sails on each, often exceeding 500 tons.
A vessel with its own propulsion designed to carry passengers and/or cargo over water.
Any vessel expect barges, fishing vessels, pleasure crafts and other smaller boats.
Properly, a vessel large enough to have three masts. Most "fishing ships" were smaller than this, usually with two masts.
Today, the term "ship" is used to refer to all large vessels. It once referred to a sailing vessel with three or more masts, all with square rigging.
1) A large vessel. 2) To take an object aboard, such as cargo or water. 3) To put items such as oars on the boat when not in use.
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A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft.