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Definition of ship:

  1. A dish or utensil ( originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.
  2. Any large seagoing vessel.
  3. By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.
  4. Hence, to send away; to get rid of.
  5. Pay; reward.
  6. 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.
  7. To embark on a ship.
  8. To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.
  9. To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man- of- war.
  10. To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.
  11. To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.
  12. To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.


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