Mis-shipped



[ship] /ʃɪp/

noun
1.
a vessel, especially a large oceangoing one propelled by sails or engines.
2.
Nautical.

3.
the crew and, sometimes, the passengers of a vessel:
The captain gave the ship shore leave.
4.
an airship, airplane, or spacecraft.
verb (used with object), shipped, shipping.
5.
to put or take on board a ship or other means of transportation; to send or transport by ship, rail, truck, plane, etc.
6.
Nautical. to take in (water) over the side, as a vessel does when waves break over it.
7.
to bring (an object) into a ship or boat.
8.
to engage (someone) for service on a ship.
9.
to fix in a ship or boat in the proper place for use.
10.
to place (an oar) in proper position for rowing.
Compare (def 10).
11.
to send away:
They shipped the kids off to camp for the summer.
verb (used without object), shipped, shipping.
12.
to go on board or travel by ship; embark.
13.
to engage to serve on a ship.
Verb phrases
14.
ship out,

Idioms
15.
jump ship,

16.
run a tight ship, to exercise a close, strict control over a ship’s crew, a company, organization, or the like.
17.
when one’s ship comes in / home, when one’s fortune is assured:
She’ll buy a car as soon as her ship comes in.
/ʃɪp/
noun
1.
a vessel propelled by engines or sails for navigating on the water, esp a large vessel that cannot be carried aboard another, as distinguished from a boat
2.
(nautical) a large sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts
3.
the crew of a ship
4.
short for airship, spaceship
5.
(informal) any vehicle or conveyance
6.
when one’s ship comes in, when one has become successful or wealthy
verb ships, shipping, shipped
7.
to place, transport, or travel on any conveyance, esp aboard a ship: ship the microscopes by aeroplane, can we ship tomorrow?
8.
(transitive) (nautical) to take (water) over the side
9.
to bring or go aboard a vessel: to ship oars
10.
(informal) (transitive) often foll by off. to send away, often in order to be rid of: they shipped the children off to boarding school
11.
(intransitive) to engage to serve aboard a ship: I shipped aboard a Liverpool liner
12.
(informal) (transitive) to concede (a goal): Celtic have shipped eight goals in three away matches
n.

Old English scip “ship, boat,” from Proto-Germanic *skipam (cf. Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Gothic skip, Danish skib, Swedish skepp, Middle Dutch scip, Dutch schip, Old High German skif, German Schiff), “Germanic noun of obscure origin” [Watkins]. Others suggest perhaps originally “tree cut out or hollowed out,” and derive it from PIE root *skei- “to cut, split.”

Now a vessel of considerable size, adapted to navigation; the Old English word was used for small craft as well, and definitions changed over time; in 19c., distinct from a boat in having a bowsprit and three masts, each with a lower, top, and topgallant mast. French esquif, Italian schifo are Germanic loan-words.

Phrase ships that pass in the night is from Longfellow’s poem “Elizabeth” in “Tales of a Wayside Inn” (1863). Figurative use of nautical runs a tight ship (i.e., one that does not leak) is attested from 1965.
v.

c.1300, “to send or transport (merchandise, people) by ship; to board a ship; to travel by ship, sail, set sail,” also figurative, from ship (n.). Old English scipian is attested only in the senses “take ship, embark; be furnished with a ship.” Transferred to other means of conveyance (railroad, etc.) from 1857, originally American English. Related: Shipped; shipping.

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