Crossword clues for ship
- Lollipop, e.g.
- Clipper, e.g.
- Ending with lord or lady
- Corvette, for one
- This also is 35 Across
- H.M.S. Pinafore, e.g.
- Corvette or packet
- Caravel or coaster
- Packet or corvette
- Armada member
- Shirley Temple's Lollipop
- Mother ___
- The Andrea Doria was one
- Water vessel
- Corvette, e.g.
- QE2, e.g.
- Monitor or Merrimac
- "Lollipop" in a 1934 song
- Flattop, e.g.
- Corvette or carrier
- Lollipop or Pinafore
- Something not to "give up"
- Packet, for one
- Oiler, for one
- Place for a bitt
- Kind of shape
- Lollipop, for one
- Queen Elizabeth 2, e.g.
- Windjammer, for one
- ___ over (reenlist)
- Packet, e.g.
- Steamer, e.g.
- "___ of Fools," 1965 film
- Half Moon, e.g.
- Lollipop was a "good"one
- She at sea
- Side-wheeler, for one
- FedEx, say
- The Constitution, e.g.
- Place for hands
- Junk, e.g.
- Argo, e.g.
- U.P.S., say
- It may go in a lock
- Freighter or whaler
- Pack and send
- Use FedEx, say
- Nina, Pinta or Santa Maria
- She, at sea
- Air-freight, e.g.
- One of the S's in U.S.S.
- Send via DHL, say
- Frigate or freighter
- Send by FedEx or UPS
- Figurehead's place
- The Titanic, e.g.
- Tanker or cutter
- Send off
- Overnight, maybe
- Last month: Abbr.
- The Flying Dutchman, e.g.
- A vessel that carries passengers or freight
- Liberty or Victory
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ship \Ship\, n. [AS. scipe.] Pay; reward. [Obs.]
In withholding or abridging of the ship or the hire or
the wages of servants.
Ship \Ship\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Shipping.]
To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.
The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia, from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium.
By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.
Hence, to send away; to get rid of. [Colloq.]
To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.
To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.
To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.
Ship \Ship\, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. Equip, Skiff, Skipper.]
Any large seagoing vessel.
Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on, and tackle trim, Sails filled, and streamers waving.
Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!
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. [1913 Webster] l Port or Larboard Side; s Starboard Side; 1 Roundhouse or Deck House; 2 Tiller; 3 Grating; 4 Wheel; 5 Wheel Chains; 6 Binnacle; 7 Mizzenmast; 8 Skylight; 9 Capstan; 10 Mainmast; 11 Pumps; 12 Galley or Caboose; 13 Main Hatchway; 14 Windlass; 15 Foremast; 16 Fore Hatchway; 17 Bitts; 18 Bowsprit; 19 Head Rail; 20 Boomkins; 21 Catheads on Port Bow and Starboard Bow; 22 Fore Chains; 23 Main Chains; 24 Mizzen Chains; 25 Stern. [1913 Webster] 1 Fore Royal Stay; 2 Flying Jib Stay; 3 Fore Topgallant Stay;4 Jib Stay; 5 Fore Topmast Stays; 6 Fore Tacks; 8 Flying Martingale; 9 Martingale Stay, shackled to Dolphin Striker; 10 Jib Guys; 11 Jumper Guys; 12 Back Ropes; 13 Robstays; 14 Flying Jib Boom; 15 Flying Jib Footropes; 16 Jib Boom; 17 Jib Foottropes; 18 Bowsprit; 19 Fore Truck; 20 Fore Royal Mast; 21 Fore Royal Lift; 22 Fore Royal Yard; 23 Fore Royal Backstays; 24 Fore Royal Braces; 25 Fore Topgallant Mast and Rigging; 26 Fore Topgallant Lift; 27 Fore Topgallant Yard; 28 Fore Topgallant Backstays; 29 Fore Topgallant Braces; 30 Fore Topmast and Rigging; 31 Fore Topsail Lift; 32 Fore Topsail Yard; 33 Fore Topsail Footropes; 34 Fore Topsail Braces; 35 Fore Yard; 36 Fore Brace; 37 Fore Lift; 38 Fore Gaff; 39 Fore Trysail Vangs; 40 Fore Topmast Studding-sail Boom; 41 Foremast and Rigging; 42 Fore Topmast Backstays; 43 Fore Sheets; 44 Main Truck and Pennant; 45 Main Royal Mast and Backstay; 46 Main Royal Stay; 47 Main Royal Lift; 48 Main Royal Yard; 49 Main Royal Braces; 50 Main Topgallant Mast and Rigging; 51 Main Topgallant Lift; 52 Main Topgallant Backstays; 53 Main Topgallant Yard; 54 Main Topgallant Stay; 55 Main Topgallant Braces; 56 Main Topmast and Rigging; 57 Topsail Lift; 58 Topsail Yard; 59 Topsail Footropes; 60 Topsail Braces; 61 Topmast Stays; 62 Main Topgallant Studding-sail Boom; 63 Main Topmast Backstay; 64 Main Yard; 65 Main Footropes; 66 Mainmast and Rigging; 67 Main Lift; 68 Main Braces; 69 Main Tacks; 70 Main Sheets; 71 Main Trysail Gaff; 72 Main Trysail Vangs; 73 Main Stays; 74 Mizzen Truck; 75 Mizzen Royal Mast and Rigging; 76 Mizzen Royal Stay; 77 Mizzen Royal Lift; 78 Mizzen Royal Yard; 79 Mizzen Royal Braces; 80 Mizzen Topgallant Mast and Rigging; 81 Mizzen Topgallant Lift; 82 Mizzen Topgallant Backstays; 83 Mizzen Topgallant Braces; 84 Mizzen Topgallant Yard; 85 Mizzen Topgallant Stay; 86 Mizzen Topmast and Rigging; 87 Mizzen Topmast Stay; 88 Mizzen Topsail Lift; 89 Mizzen Topmast Backstays; 90 Mizzen Topsail Braces; 91 Mizzen Topsail Yard; 92 Mizzen Topsail Footropes; 93 Crossjack Yard; 94 Crossjack Footropes; 95 Crossjack Lift; 96 Crossjack Braces; 97 Mizzenmast and Rigging; 98 Mizzen Stay; 99 Spanker Gaff; 100 Peak Halyards; 101 Spanker Vangs; 102 Spanker Boom; 103 Spanker Boom Topping Lift; 104 Jacob's Ladder, or Stern Ladder; 105 Spanker Sheet; 106 Cutwater; 107 Starboard Bow; 108 Starboard Beam; 109 Water Line; 110 Starboard Quarter; 111 Rudder.
A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense. [Obs.] --Tyndale. Armed ship, a private ship taken into the service of the government in time of war, and armed and equipped like a ship of war. [Eng.] --Brande & C. General ship. See under General. Ship biscuit, hard biscuit prepared for use on shipboard; -- called also ship bread. See Hardtack. Ship boy, a boy who serves in a ship. ``Seal up the ship boy's eyes.'' --Shak. Ship breaker, one who breaks up vessels when unfit for further use. Ship broker, a mercantile agent employed in buying and selling ships, procuring cargoes, etc., and generally in transacting the business of a ship or ships when in port. Ship canal, a canal suitable for the passage of seagoing vessels. Ship carpenter, a carpenter who works at shipbuilding; a shipwright. Ship chandler, one who deals in cordage, canvas, and other, furniture of vessels. Ship chandlery, the commodities in which a ship chandler deals; also, the business of a ship chandler. Ship fever (Med.), a form of typhus fever; -- called also putrid fever, jail fever, or hospital fever. Ship joiner, a joiner who works upon ships. Ship letter, a letter conveyed by a ship not a mail packet. Ship money (Eng. Hist.), an imposition formerly charged on the ports, towns, cities, boroughs, and counties, of England, for providing and furnishing certain ships for the king's service. The attempt made by Charles I. to revive and enforce this tax was resisted by John Hampden, and was one of the causes which led to the death of Charles. It was finally abolished. Ship of the line. See under Line. Ship pendulum, a pendulum hung amidships to show the extent of the rolling and pitching of a vessel. Ship railway.
An inclined railway with a cradelike car, by means of which a ship may be drawn out of water, as for repairs.
A railway arranged for the transportation of vessels overland between two water courses or harbors.
Ship's company, the crew of a ship or other vessel.
Ship's days, the days allowed a vessel for loading or unloading.
Ship's husband. See under Husband.
Ship's papers (Mar. Law), papers with which a vessel is required by law to be provided, and the production of which may be required on certain occasions. Among these papers are the register, passport or sea letter, charter party, bills of lading, invoice, log book, muster roll, bill of health, etc.
To make ship, to embark in a ship or other vessel.
Ship \Ship\, v. i.
To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.
To embark on a ship.
--Wyclif (Acts xxviii. 11)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English scip "ship, boat," from Proto-Germanic *skipam (cognates: Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Gothic skip, Danish skib, Swedish skepp, Middle Dutch scip, Dutch schip, Old High German skif, German Schiff), "Germanic noun of obscure origin" [Watkins]. Others suggest perhaps originally "tree cut out or hollowed out," and derive it from PIE root *skei- "to cut, split."\n
\nNow a vessel of considerable size, adapted to navigation; the Old English word was used for small craft as well, and definitions changed over time; in 19c., distinct from a boat in having a bowsprit and three masts, each with a lower, top, and topgallant mast. French esquif, Italian schifo are Germanic loan-words.\n
\nPhrase ships that pass in the night is from Longfellow's poem "Elizabeth" in "Tales of a Wayside Inn" (1863). Figurative use of nautical runs a tight ship (i.e., one that does not leak) is attested from 1965.
c.1300, "to send or transport (merchandise, people) by ship; to board a ship; to travel by ship, sail, set sail," also figurative, from ship (n.). Old English scipian is attested only in the senses "take ship, embark; be furnished with a ship." Transferred to other means of conveyance (railroad, etc.) from 1857, originally American English. Related: Shipped; shipping.
Etymology 1 alt. 1 A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat. 2 (context chiefly in combination English) A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship. 3 (context archaic nautical formal English) A sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts. 4 A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense. n. 1 A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat. 2 (context chiefly in combination English) A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship. 3 (context archaic nautical formal English) A sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts. 4 A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense. vb. (label en transitive) To send by water-borne transport. Etymology 2
n. (context fandom English) A fictional romantic relationship between two persons, either real or themselves fictional. vb. (context fandom English) To write fiction that includes fictional romantic relationships between two persons, either real or themselves fictional.
A ship is a large buoyant watercraft. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size, shape and cargo or passenger capacity. Ships are used on lakes, seas, rivers, and oceans for a variety of activities, such as the transport of people or goods, fishing, entertainment, public safety, and warfare. Historically, a "ship" was a sailing vessel with at least three square-rigged masts and a full bowsprit.
In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4 billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth. Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
A ship is a large vessel that floats on water, specifically the ocean and the sea.
Ship or ships may also refer to: __NOTOC__
Usage examples of "ship".
The dock areas were extensive, with long wharves that could accommodate ten large ships.
Sri magician into the bargain, I was fed and accommodated at no expense, and promised a ship to wherever I wished to journey.
Her ship immediately looped out of formation and streaked down toward the accretion disc.
It is proposed to instruct the coast-guard by means of ship platform batteries of one gun each, constructed exactly similar to the ports of a man-of-war, placed in a position in each district convenient for the drill of fifty men, and in a situation in which it may be rendered available for defence, as well as affording a range to sea for practice.
In all his life he had never been anywhere as unequivocally alien as here, inside a giant torus of cold, compressed gas orbiting a black hole - itself in orbit around a brown dwarf body light years from the nearest star - its exterior studded with ships - most of them the jaggedly bulbous shapes of Affront craft - and full, in the main, of happy, space-faring Affronters and their collection of associated victim-species.
The circular-sectioned living space was like a highly pressurised tyre bulging from the inner rim, and where its tread would have been hung the gantries and docks where the ships of the Affront and a dozen other species came and went.
Robert Penfold warned me the ship was to be destroyed, and I disbelieved and affronted him in return, and he never reproached me, not even by a look.
About half the docks were occupied, some with Affronter ships, some with craft from a handful of other species.
It shook off the remaining loose nanomissiles and fired thirty of them straight at the Affronter ship.
In the same instant, it fired its laser straight at the Affronter ship.
The Culture - the real Culture, the wily ones, not these semi-mystical Elenchers with their miserable hankering to be somebody else - had been known to give whole Affronter fleets the run-around for several months with not dissimilar enticements and subterfuges, keeping them occupied, seemingly on the track of some wildly promising prey which turned out to be nothing at all, or a Culture ship with some ridiculous but earnestly argued excuse, while the Culture or one of its snivelling client species got on - or away - with something else somewhere else, spoiling rightful Affronter fun.
I was angry with myself for going aground - we could not haul the ship round to bring all the guns to bear where we wan ted them.
Admiral Bossu, seeing that further resistance was useless, and that his ship was aground on a hostile shore, his fleet dispersed and three-quarters of his soldiers and crew dead or disabled, struck his flag and surrendered with 300 prisoners.
The tide ebbed and left his ship aground, while the other vessels were beaten back.
As for the ship, she might run hard aground again even closer to shore than last time, plowing shoreward as fast as she was coming now.