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  7  definitions  found 
 
  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, 
  horsemanship. 
 
  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
  {Shipping}.] 
  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 
  --Knolles. 
 
  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 
  man-of-war. 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ship 
  n  :  a  vessel  that  carries  passengers  or  freight 
  v  :  transport  commercially  [syn:  {transport},  {send}] 




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