verbWord forms: ships, shipping or shipped 7. to place, transport, or travel on any conveyance, esp aboard a ship ⇒ ship the microscopes by aeroplane, ⇒ can we ship tomorrow?
8. (transitive) nautical to take (water) over the side
9. to bring or go aboard a vessel ⇒ to ship oars 10. (transitive; often foll by off) informal to send away, often in order to be rid of ⇒ they shipped the children off to boarding school 11. (intransitive) to engage to serve aboard a ship ⇒ I shipped aboard a Liverpool liner 12. informal (transitive) to concede (a goal) ⇒ Celtic have shipped eight goals in three away matches
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Word origin of 'ship'Old English scip; related to Old Norse skip, Old High German skif ship, scipfī cup