Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of shipping goods.
  • noun A quantity of goods or cargo that are shipped together.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of despatching or shipping; especially, the putting of goods or passengers on board ship for transportation by water: as, invoices viséed at the port of shipment; goods ready for shipment.
  • noun A quantity of goods delivered at one time for transportation, or conveyed at one time, whether by sea or by land; a consignment: as, large shipments of rails have been sent to South America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of shipping.
  • noun That which is shipped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a load of goods that is transported by any method (not just by ship)
  • noun the act of transporting goods

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun goods carried by a large vehicle
  • noun the act of sending off something

Etymologies

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ship + -ment

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