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Meaning of SHIPPING

Pronunciation:  sh'iping

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials
  2. [n]  conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry

SHIPPING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels, transport, transportation
 See Also: business, business enterprise, commerce, commercial enterprise, commercialism, conveyance, express, expressage, ferry, ferrying, freight, freightage, hauling, mercantilism, navigation, transport, trucking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ship"ping\, a.
    1. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or
       employment; as, shiping concerns.
    2. Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as,
       a shipping clerk.
  2. \Ship"ping\, n.
    1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the
       shipping of flour to Liverpool.
    2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to
       one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.
    3. Navigation. ``God send 'em good shipping.'' --Shak.
    {Shipping articles}, articles of agreement between the
       captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to
       the amount of wages, length of time for which they are
       shipping, etc. --Bouvier.
    {To take shipping}, to embark; to take ship. [Obs.] --John
       vi. 24. --Shak.