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Noun: shipping  shi-ping
  1. The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    - transportation, transport
     
  2. Conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
    - cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels, merchant navy [Brit]
Verb: ship (shipped,shipping)  ship
  1. Move goods commercially
    - transport, send
     
  2. Hire for work on a ship
     
  3. Go on board
    - embark
     
  4. Travel by ship
     
  5. Place on board a ship
    "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
     
  6. Take in water over the sides of a boat

Derived forms: shippings

Type of: board, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, conveyance, displace, employ, engage, get on, hire, journey, lay, move, place, pose, position, put, set, transport, travel

Part of: commerce, commercialism, mercantilism

Encyclopedia: Shipping

Ship, Captain, and Crew