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4 letters words from 'ship'


3 letters words from 'ship'

SIP 5 

2 letters words from 'ship'

HI 5IS 2
PI 4SH 5
SI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of ship

ship hsip sihp ishp hisp ihsp shpi hspi sphi pshi hpsi phsi siph isph spih psih ipsh pish hips ihps hpis phis iphs pihs

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Definitions and meaning of ship



  • enPR: shĭp, IPA(key): /ʃɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From Middle English ship, schip, from Old English sċip, from Proto-West Germanic *skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą, from Proto-Indo-European *skēyb-, *skib-. More at shift.

Alternative forms

  • shippe (obsolete)


ship (plural ships)

  1. A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat.
  2. (chiefly in combination) A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.
  3. (archaic, nautical, formal) 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.
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  5. (cartomancy) The third card of the Lenormand deck.
Usage notes
  • The singular form ship is sometimes used without any article, producing such sentences as "In all, we spent three weeks aboard ship." and "Abandon ship!". (Similar patterns may be seen with many place nouns, such as camp, home, work, and school, but the details vary between them.)
  • Ships were traditionally regarded as feminine and the pronouns her and she are still sometimes used instead of it.
  • Thesaurus:watercraft
  • Derived terms
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    Etymology 2

    From Middle English schippen, schipen, from Old English sċipian, from Proto-Germanic *skipōną, from Proto-Germanic *skipą (ship).


    ship (third-person singular simple present ships, present participle shipping, simple past and past participle shipped)

    1. (transitive) To send by water-borne transport.
      • The timber was [] shipped in the bay of Attalia, [] from whence it was by sea transported to Palusium.
    2. (transitive) To send (a parcel or container) to a recipient (by any means of transport).
    3. (transitive, intransitive) To release a product to vendors; to launch.
    4. (transitive, intransitive) To engage to serve on board a vessel.
      • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, chapter 19:
        With finger pointed and eye levelled at the Pequod, the beggar-like stranger stood a moment, as if in a troubled reverie; then starting a little, turned and said:—“Ye’ve shipped, have ye? Names down on the papers? Well, well, what’s signed, is signed; and what’s to be, will be; []
    5. (intransitive) To embark on a ship.
      • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 563:
        I shipped with them and becoming friends, we set forth on our venture, in health and safety; and sailed with a fair wind, till we came to a city called Madínat-al-Sín; []
    6. (transitive, nautical) To put or secure in its place.
    7. (transitive) To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.
      • 1820, Charles Maturin, Melmoth the Wanderer, volume 1, page 159:
        She was half in the water, a mere hulk, her rigging torn to shreds, her main mast cut away, and every sea she shipped, Melmoth could hear distinctly the dying cries of those who were swept away, or perhaps of those whose mind and body, alike exhausted, relaxed their benumbed hold of hope and life together,—knew that the next shriek that was uttered must be their own and their last.
    8. (transitive) To pass (from one person to another).
    9. (poker slang, transitive, intransitive) To go all in.
    10. (sports) To trade or send a player to another team.
    11. (rugby) To bungle a kick and give the opposing team possession.
    Derived terms

    Etymology 3

    Clipping of relationship.


    ship (plural ships)

    1. (fandom slang) A fictional romantic relationship between two characters, either real or themselves fictional.
    Derived terms
    • shipfic
    Coordinate terms
    • slash fiction
    • slash


    ship (third-person singular simple present ships, present participle shipping, simple past and past participle shipped)

    1. (fandom slang) To support or approve of a fictional romantic relationship between two characters, either real or themselves fictional, typically in fan fiction.
      • 2017, Helen Razer, Total Propaganda: Basic Marxist Brainwashing for the Angry and the Young, Allen & Unwin (→ISBN)
        I should warn you that I could not identify a ‘dank meme’ if the fate of the working class depended on it and that I shall not be ‘shipping’ Lenin and Trotsky.
    Derived terms
    See also
    • -ship

    Further reading

    • Shipping (fandom) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


    • HIPs, hiPS, hips, phis, pish

    Middle English


    ship (plural shipes or ships)

    1. Alternative form of schip

    • a game like hockey.
      (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)