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Webster 1913 Edition


Shipping

Ship′ping

,
Adj.
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
.

Ship′ping

,
Noun.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Shipping

SHIP'PING

,
ppr.
1. Putting on board of a ship or vessel; receiving on board.
2. a. Relating to ships; as shipping concerns.

SHIP'PING

,
Noun.
Ships in general; ships or vessels of any kind for navigation. The shipping of the English nation exceeds that of any other. The tunnage of shipping belonging to the United States is second only to that of Great Britain.

Definition 2022


shipping

shipping

English

Noun

shipping (countable and uncountable, plural shippings)

  1. The transportation of goods.
    • 2013 June 8, The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. []   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
  2. The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.
  3. Passage or transport on a ship.
  4. The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.
  5. Navigation.
    • Shakespeare
      God send 'em good shipping.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From ship + -ing.

Verb

shipping

  1. present participle of ship