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ship·ping

 (shĭp′ĭng)
n.
1.
a. The act or business of transporting goods.
b. An amount charged for transporting goods.
2. The body of ships belonging to one port, industry, or country, often referred to in aggregate tonnage.
3. Passage or transport on a ship.

shipping

(ˈʃɪpɪŋ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms)
a. the business of transporting freight, esp by ship
b. (as modifier): a shipping magnate; shipping line.
2. (Nautical Terms)
a. ships collectively: there is a lot of shipping in the Channel.
b. the tonnage of a number of ships: shipping for this year exceeded that of last.

ship•ping

(ˈʃɪp ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or business of a person or thing that ships goods.
2. a number of ships, esp. merchant ships, taken as a whole; tonnage.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shipping - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materialsshipping - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
air transport, air transportation - transportation by air
navigation - ship traffic; "the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"
hauling, trucking, truckage - the activity of transporting goods by truck
freight, freightage - transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
expressage, express - rapid transport of goods
ferrying, ferry - transport by boat or aircraft
online, on-line - on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system; "on-line industries"
off-line - not on a regular route of a transportation system; "an off-line ticket office"
2.shipping - conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industryshipping - conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
transport, conveyance - something that serves as a means of transportation
Translations
السُّفُن
loďstvo
skibe
skipakostur
gemiler

shipping

[ˈʃɪpɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= ships) → barcos mpl, buques mpl; (= fleet) → flota f
a danger to shippingun peligro para la navegación
2. (= transporting) → transporte m (en barco), embarque m; (= sending) → envío m
B. CPD shipping agent Nagente mf marítimo/a
shipping company, shipping line Ncompañía f naviera
shipping instructions NPLinstrucciones fpl de embarque
shipping lane Nruta f de navegación

shipping

[ˈʃɪpɪŋ]
n
(= ships) → navires mpl
(= traffic) → navigation f
(= transport of cargo) → transport m maritime
(= transport charges) → frais mpl de transport
modif [industry, magnate, tycoon] → du transport maritimeshipping agent nagent m maritimeshipping channel ncouloir m de navigationshipping clerk nexpéditionnaire mfshipping company ncompagnie f de navigationshipping container nconteneur m maritimeshipping forecast n
the shipping forecast → la météo marineshipping industry nindustrie f du transport maritimeshipping lane ncouloir m de navigationshipping line ncompagnie f de navigation

shipping

n no pl
Schifffahrt f; (= ships)Schiffe pl; the Suez Canal has been reopened to shippingder Suezkanal ist wieder für die Schifffahrt or für den Schiffsverkehr geöffnet
(= transportation)Verschiffung f; (by rail etc) → Versand m
adj attr shipping businessReederei- or Schifffahrtsgeschäft nt; shipping costsFrachtkosten pl; shipping documentsVersanddokumente pl, → Warenbegleitpapiere pl

shipping

:
shipping agent
nReeder(in) m(f)
shipping case
nVersandkiste for -behälter m
shipping clerk
nExpedient(in) m(f), → Angestellte(r) mfin der Versandabteilung
shipping company
nSchifffahrtsgesellschaft for -linie f, → Reederei f
shipping forecast
n (Met) → Seewetterbericht m
shipping lane
nSchifffahrtsstraße f
shipping line
shipping losses
plVerluste plvon or an Schiffen
shipping office
n (= agent’s office)Büro nteiner Reedereivertretung; (= place where seamen get jobs)Heuerbüro nt
shipping route

shipping

[ˈʃɪpɪŋ] n (ships) → imbarcazioni fpl; (traffic) → navigazione f
a danger to shipping → un pericolo per la navigazione

ship

(ʃip) noun
1. a large boat. The ship sank and all the passengers and crew were drowned.
2. any of certain types of transport that fly. a spaceship.
verbpast tense, past participle shipped
to send or transport by ship. The books were shipped to Australia.
ˈshipment noun
1. a load of goods sent by sea. a shipment of wine from Portugal.
2. the sending of goods by sea.
ˈshipper noun
a person who arranges for goods to be shipped. a firm of shippers.
ˈshipping noun
ships taken as a whole. The harbour was full of shipping.
ˈship-broker noun
1. an agent whose job is to buy or sell ships.
2. an insurance agent for ships.
ˈshipbuilder noun
a person whose business is the construction of ships. a firm of shipbuilders.
ˈshipbuilding noun
ˈshipowner noun
a person or company that owns a ship or ships.
ˌshipˈshape adjective
in good order. She left everything shipshape in her room when she left.
ˈshipwreck noun
1. the accidental sinking or destruction of a ship. There were many shipwrecks on the rocky coast.
2. a wrecked ship. an old shipwreck on the shore.
verb
We were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa.
ˈshipyard noun
a place where ships are built or repaired.
ship water
(of a boat) to let water in over the side. The boat shipped water and nearly capsized.
References in classic literature ?
And when he read his paper of an evening, Demi's colic got into the shipping list and Daisy's fall affected the price of stocks, for Mrs.
most contemptible and worthy of all scorn; with slouched hat and guilty eye, skulking from his God; prowling among the shipping like a vile burglar hastening to cross the seas.
And then the visitors were taken to the other parts of the building, to see what became of each particle of the waste material that had vanished through the floor; and to the pickling rooms, and the salting rooms, the canning rooms, and the packing rooms, where choice meat was prepared for shipping in refrigerator cars, destined to be eaten in all the four corners of civilization.
Robinson was down to the end of the town a-hunting together -- that is, I mean the doctor was shipping a sick man to t'other world, and the preacher was pinting him right.
In the afternoon of the day when I reached New Bedford, I visited the wharves, to take a view of the shipping.
He walked to the Docks, and looked bitterly at the shipping.
I suppose he saw me glancing about the room in search of some tokens of Shipping, or capital, for he added, "In the City.
I offered Richard the service of my Free Lances, and he refused them I will lead them to Hull, seize on shipping, and embark for Flanders; thanks to the bustling times, a man of action will always find employment.
But soon the anchor was short up; soon it was hanging dripping at the bows; soon the sails began to draw, and the land and shipping to flit by on either side; and before I could lie down to snatch an hour of slumber the HISPANIOLA had begun her voyage to the Isle of Treasure.
Having been condemned, by nature and fortune, to active and restless life, in two months after my return, I again left my native country, and took shipping in the Downs, on the 20th day of June, 1702, in the Adventure, Captain John Nicholas, a Cornish man, commander, bound for Surat.
The little valley on the west front of the city, she explained, was all that remained of the harbor, while the pass through the hills to the old sea bottom had been the channel through which the shipping passed up to the city's gates.
He seemed thoroughly to understand, and went on to ask if there would be any practical difficulty in having one man to attend, say, to banking, and another to look after shipping, in case local help were needed in a place far from the home of the banking solicitor.