Specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts. See Illustation in Appendix.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Senior Health Insurance Information Program- Every state has a SHIP that is administered within the state, but receives money from CMS. They train volunteers to staff a hotline that will provide one-on-one counseling to seniors about Medicare, prescription drugs, etc.
State Health Insurance Program. An agency, often affiliated with state/county offices of senior services, that provides free information and counseling about senior health insurance options (e.g., Medigap policies).
(derivatives - 'shippy, 'shipper, shippage). short for 'relationship'. refers to the belief that the characters in question should be "together-4-eva!!!!!". some 'ships are angst-filled and potentially wonderous, but most are just embarrassing. nostalgia is herself an in denial 'shipper in many ways.
a different world in herself and in consideration of the protracted and distant operations of the fleet units the Navy must place great power, responsibility, and trust in the hands of those leaders chosen for command
The fictional A.I. entity originally known as Ship has appeared in several incarnations in the Marvel universe. At times controlled by both the X-Men and their enemies, the sentient Ship A.I. has been at the core of a Celestial starship, two space stations, and a techno-organic being.
A large space ship built by a race of people when their planet was destroyed by nuclear weapons. It was intended to take a group of survivors to a new planet that they could colonize. The Ship had decided that no planet was suitable, and continued the search. The Ship had also taken control of the descendants of the original crew, giving them orders.