from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or business of transporting goods.
  • n. The body of ships belonging to one port, industry, or country, often referred to in aggregate tonnage.
  • n. Passage or transport on a ship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The transportation of goods.
  • n. The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.
  • n. Passage or transport on a ship.
  • n. The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.
  • v. Present participle of ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment.
  • adj. Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods.
  • n. The act of one who, or of that which, ships.
  • n. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.
  • n. Navigation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of taking ship; a voyage.
  • n. The act of sending freight by ship or other wise.
  • n. Ships in general; ships or vessels of any kind for navigation; the collective body of ships belonging to a country, port, etc.; also, their aggregate tonnage: as, the shipping of the United Kingdom exceeds that of any other country: also used attributively: as, shipping laws.

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

  • n. conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
  • n. the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials


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