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  ( ships    plural & 3rd person present)   ( shipping    present participle)   ( shipped    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A ship is a large boat which carries passengers or cargo.  
also by N  
Within ninety minutes the ship was ready for departure..., We went by ship over to America., ...merchant ships.     
2       verb   If people or things are shipped somewhere, they are sent there on a ship or by some other means of transport.  
usu passive  
Food is being shipped to drought-stricken Southern Africa.      be V-ed prep/adv  
    shipping   ship out      phrasal verb   If someone ships out, they leave a place, especially by ship.  
Sailors hung about while they waited to ship out.      V P  

container ship        ( container ships    plural  ) A container ship is a ship that is designed for carrying goods that are packed in large metal or wooden boxes.      n-count  
factory ship        ( factory ships    plural  ) A factory ship is a large fishing boat which has equipment for processing the fish that are caught, for example by cleaning or freezing them, before it returns to port.      n-count  
sailing ship        ( sailing ships    plural  ) A sailing ship is a large ship with sails, especially of the kind that were used to carry passengers or cargo.      n-count  
American clippers were the ultimate sailing ships.     
tall ship        ( tall ships    plural  ) A tall ship is a sailing ship which has very tall masts and square sails.      n-count  

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sip, shipshape, shin, shop

ship n.
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

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expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
Any person, including a captain, who is employed or engaged or works in any capacity on board a ship and whose normal place of work is on a ship.
line used to secure a sail when stowing it to the yard or boom, or any line used to lash items on a ship
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
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