• Katie and Bolton on the deck of the ship
    Katie and Bolton on the deck of the ship
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shipping the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    • n shipping conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Tom and Pearson on the deck of the ship in the snow Tom and Pearson on the deck of the ship in the snow
I Saw Three Ships music I Saw Three Ships music
The Ships The Ships

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams
    • Shipping Navigation. "God send 'em good shipping ."
    • Shipping Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns.
    • Shipping Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as, a shipping clerk.
    • Shipping The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool.
    • Shipping The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On a ship a toilet is called a head
    • n shipping The act of taking ship; a voyage.
    • n shipping The act of sending freight by ship or other wise.
    • n shipping Ships in general; ships or vessels of any kind for navigation; the collective body of ships belonging to a country, port, etc.; also, their aggregate tonnage: as, the shipping of the United Kingdom exceeds that of any other country: also used attributively: as, shipping laws.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st 20 African slaves were brought to the US, to the colony of Virginia in 1619, by a Dutch ship.
    • Shipping ships collectively: tonnage:
    • Shipping (Shak.) a voyage
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.”
  • Raul Armesto
    Raul Armesto
    “The world isn't interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.”
  • J. A. Dever
    J. A. Dever
    “In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.”
  • Grover Cleveland
    “The ship of Democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The ship of heaven guides itself and will not accept a wooden rudder.”


Jump ship - If you leave a company or institution for another because it is doing badly, you are jumping ship.
Loose lips sink ships - To have loose lips means to have a big mouth, susceptible to talking about everything and everyone. Sinking ships refers to anything from small acquaintances to long and hearty relationships (with friends or a significant other). So when one says loose lips sink ships, one is basically saying if you can't shut up you are going to end hurting people, usually psychologically or emotionally.Loose lips sink ships comes from World War I and/or WWII, when sailors on leave from their ships might talk about what ship they sailed on or where it had come from, or where it was going. If they talked too much (had 'loose lips') they might accidentally provide the enemy with anecdotal information that might later cause their ship to be tracked, and bombed and sunk, hence 'Loose lips sink ships.' Later, it came to mean any excessive talk might sabotage a project.
Rudderless ship - If an organisation, company, government, etc, is like a rudderless ship, it has no clear direction and drifts about without reaching its goals.
Shape up or ship out - If someone has to shape up or ship out, they have to improve or leave their job, organisation, etc.
Ship came in - If your ship has come in, something very good has happened to you.
Spoil the ship for a ha'pworth of tar - (UK) If someone spoils the ship for a ha'pworth (halfpenny's worth) of tar, they spoil something completely by trying to make a small economy.
That ship has sailed - A particular opportunity has passed you by when that ship has sailed.
Tight ship - If you run a tight ship, you control an organization or business firmly to maximise performance.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scipscippan, to make—scapan, to shape; Goth. skip, Ice. skip, Ger. schiff.


In literature:

But still the wooers of my mother hinder me from taking ship to seek tidings of my father.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
Today Joe would try to get a supply ship up to it, a very small rocket-driven cargo ship named Pelican One.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
They had told him that a ship was coming, and then they had warned him that it would be a ship of pirates.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The giant ship inched along, the skins of the two ships barely touching.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
Mrs. Marryat and the girls accompanied him on board ship.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Scoresby, Sr., who reached by ship 81 deg.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
She's the fastest ship available with automatic controls for a solo hop.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
Snap and I decided to walk part of the way back to the ship.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Then the other British ships came up, and ship after ship of the French fleet struck or was destroyed.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
The ship's guns were hoisted out of the ship and rafted over to the fortress, and there mounted at the embrasures.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
The ships caught on the reef, the castle on the cliff above his head ... enemies ... ships' crews and castle men?
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
He had but fifteen ships, but he had sent to Admiral Bourne to join him with a squadron of eight ships.
"The Boy who sailed with Blake" by W.H.G. Kingston
This is the history of that famous ship, destined to make a new era in ship-building all over the world.
"My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands" by George Francis Train
The captain, however, would not desert his ship, but slept on board, his mattress lying on the ship's side.
"Wild Adventures round the Pole" by Gordon Stables
Boats were pulling here and there, from ship to ship, or between the ships and the shore.
"The Noank's Log" by W. O. Stoddard
I could think of nothing but the number of ships which they were sinking.
"The Victory At Sea" by William Sowden Sims
Cleaning their ships, they then set sail for Panama, falling in with two English ships, and one Dutch, all Indiamen.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume III (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
But she was a ship, and size made no difference in the status of ship-masters.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
In a short while Jack also quitted the ship, and went to Pym's lodgings in Ship Street.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Turning a ship to or from the wind, 70.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana

In poetry:

In the blue harbor of your eyes
Snow falls in July.
Ships laden with turquoise
Spill over the sea and are not drowned.
"Maritime Poem" by Nizar Qabbani
"My brother lies in deep water
Not over far from here,
Where a U-boat sank both ship and men,
A bit beyond Cape Clear."
"The Ballad Of The Dinkinbar" by Cicely Fox Smith
Amroth beheld the fading shore
Now low beyond the swell,
And cursed the faithless ship that bore
Him far from Nimrodel.
"Nimrodel" by J R R Tolkien
St. Oluf built a lofty ship,
With sails of silk so fair;
“To Hornelummer I must go,
And see what’s passing there.”
"Saint Oluf (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Her little course the tender,
Our little ship, goes on
The stars they are fast waning,
But we'll land ere 'tis the dawn!
"The Landing" by Padraic Colum
Then down we went, a hundred knights,
All in our dark array,
And flung our armour in the ships
That rode within the bay.
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun

In news:

Tall Ships on Coos Bay.
And an Aegis ballistic missile defense ship.
Roadway Expands from Trucking Shipping to Airfreight .
New and exclusive to the Disney Fantasy cruise ship is the stage show "Disney's Aladdin ," an over-the-top retelling of the familiar story, animated movie and production from Disney's California Adventure theme park.
Fire broke out in tankship 'Union Brave' while being cut up for scrap in the Alang , India, ship-breaking yard.
Cruise ships, military vessels and other ships use satellite links for Internet connectivity.
Berlian Laju, founded in 1981 and also listed in Singapore, is the latest shipping firm to be squeezed between weak freight rates and higher shipping fuel costs in an oil tanker market struggling through the global downturn.
TUI AG has ordered eight container ships to expand its shipping division, AFX reported.
CP Ships Limited and Montreal-based ROE Logistics have entered into an agreement for CP Ships to acquire ROE .
CP Ships Limited and Montreal-based ROE Logistics have entered into an agreement for CP Ships to acquire ROE.
Drop-ship or U-ship: That is the Question.
A 26-year-old Yugoslav sailor changed his mind and returned to his ship after requesting political asylum, then left the ship again, a Federal official said today.
The love story between Wendy Browning and Randy Lynch is one of two ships passing in the night—only these two ships kept narrowly missing each other for more than 15 years before they finally had their first date in January 2007.
Shipping rates for all US Postal Services packages have gone up starting this week, with increases ranging from 2.1% to 4.6% and higher hikes for international shipping.
Step-by-step nail art Intermediate Ship Shape Ship Shape .

In science:

This aspect is crucial because of limited processing power of computers shipped.
The eel-like robot
The casings are made of fiber glass and were specially designed to be water- and light-tight and to withstand handling during shipping and burying.
BATATA: A device to characterize the punch-through observed in underground muon detectors and to operate as a prototype for AMIGA
This effort might face the constraint that due to customs regulations, the CALICE stage currently at FNAL is required to be shipped back to Europe in April 2011; in that case tests can be completed at CERN.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
If desired, the customer can specify different shipping address for different items in the cart.
A UI Design Case Study and a Prototype of a Travel Search Engine
Different shipping addresses for different items in the cart.
A UI Design Case Study and a Prototype of a Travel Search Engine
Re call, the re la tion ship (19) was pro vided by the con di tion qa (x = 0) = qe (x = 0) used in with the same prob lem.
Research Note on a Parabolic Heat-Balance Integral Method with Unspecified Exponent: An Entropy Generation Approach in Optimal Profile Determination
On power-law relationIn Proceedings of the conference on ships of the internet topology.
Generating Scale-free Networks with Adjustable Clustering Coefficient Via Random Walks
Both experiments were conducted at GSI, the first one at the velocity filter SHIP using a fusion-evaporation reaction with a 58Ni beam and a 96Ru target to produce the proton emitter 151Lu, the second one at the on-line mass separator with the reaction 58Ni + 92Mo to synthesize 147Tm.
Two-proton radioactivity
The isotopes were produced in fusion evaporation reactions with a 92Mo beam of energies between 4.5 A·MeV and 5.4 A·MeV and separated with the velocity filter SHIP.
Discovery of the Gold Isotopes
CC manufacturer M may use the following rule before deciding to ship CC to the intended user community.
Informal Control code logic
Shipping precedes the acquisition of licenses by users because users will be allowed to apply ATR before deciding to make use of the CC.
Informal Control code logic
The problem has been fixed and three strings are to be deployed later this year or early next year, as soon as suitable ship support can be arranged.
Summary of Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics Sessions
As a convenient reference point in time to highlight the progress we have made, I choose the end of the 1980s when I was shipped off by my graduate thesis adviser to take notes for him at a VLBI workshop in Socorro, New Mexico.
Workshop Summary for Cracow 1997: Relativistic Jets in AGNs
This paper was supported in part by the NSF under the PI-ship of Doron Zeilberger.
Permutations Containing and Avoiding 123 and 132 Patterns
Perhaps he lost other books when his ship was burned in Venice.
Dream of a Christmas lecture