Hypertext Webster Gateway: "ship"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

-ship \-ship\ [OE. -schipe, AS. -scipe; akin to OFries. -skipe,
OLG. -skepi, D. -schap, OHG. -scaf, G. -schaft. Cf. {Shape},
n., and {Landscape}.]
A suffix denoting state, office, dignity, profession, or art;
as in lordship, friendship, chancellorship, stewardship,

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ship \Ship\, n. [AS. scipe.]
Pay; reward. [Obs.]

In withholding or abridging of the ship or the hire or
the wages of servants. --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ship \Ship\, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries.
skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib,
Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf.
{Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.]
1. Any large seagoing vessel.

Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on,
and tackle trim, Sails filled, and streamers waving.

Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! --Longfellow.

2. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ship \Ship\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for
transportation; to send by water.

The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia,
from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium.

2. By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any
conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship
freight by railroad.

3. Hence, to send away; to get rid of. [Colloq.]

4. To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to
ship seamen.

5. To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.

6. To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ship \Ship\, v. i.
1. To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a

2. To embark on a ship. --Wyclif (Acts xxviii. 11)

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Packet \Pack"et\, n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the
same source as E. pack. See {Pack}.]
1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a
packet of letters. --Shak.

2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey
dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying
dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed
days of sailing; a mail boat.

{Packet boat}, {ship}, or {vessel}. See {Packet}, n., 2.

{Packet day}, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or
the sailing day.

{Packet note} or {post}. See under {Paper}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a vessel that carries passengers or freight
v 1: transport commercially [syn: {transport}, {send}]
2: hire for work on a ship
3: go on board [syn: {embark}] [ant: {disembark}]
4: travel by ship

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