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ship·shape

 (shĭp′shāp′)
adj.
Orderly and neat; tidy: made sure the room was shipshape before the guests arrived.

[Short for obsolete shipshapen, arranged as a ship should be : ship + shapen, past participle of shape.]

ship′shape′ adv.

shipshape

(ˈʃɪpˌʃeɪp)
adj
neat; orderly
adv
in a neat and orderly manner

ship•shape

(ˈʃɪpˌʃeɪp)

adj.
1. in good order; trim or tidy.
adv.
2. in a shipshape manner.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shipshape - of placesshipshape - of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"

shipshape

adjective tidy, neat, orderly, trim, businesslike, well-organized, uncluttered, well-ordered, well-regulated, spick-and-span, trig (archaic or dialect), Bristol fashion We moved in and soon had the place shipshape.

shipshape

adjective
In good order or clean condition:
Chiefly British: tight.
Translations
مُرَتَّب، مُحْكَم النِّظام
v pořádku
i orden
í röî og reglu

shipshape

[ˈʃɪpʃeɪp] ADJen buen orden
all shipshape and Bristol fashion (Brit) → todo limpio y en su sitio

shipshape

[ˈʃɪpʃeɪp] adjen ordre impeccable

shipshape

adj, advtipptopp (inf); to get everything shipshapealles tipptopp machen (inf); we’ll soon have you shipshape again, said the doctor (inf)Sie werden bald wieder auf dem Damm sein, sagte der Arzt (inf); shipshape and Bristol fashionin bester Ordnung

shipshape

[ˈʃɪpˌʃeɪp] adjin perfetto ordine

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 ?
A little later, supper having been eaten, the camp made shipshape and the natives settled down, Tom, Ned, Mr.
There was a noble good lot of them down cellar, and it took us a whole hour, but we done the job tight and good and shipshape.
I planned their scheme for them at midnight last night, and it was all finished up shipshape by two this morning.
Yes, everything is ready; everything is shipshape, no detail is wanting.
When the Greeks had hauled their nets into their boats and made everything shipshape, a posse of citizens took them off our hands and led them away to jail.
By next winter, with everything hummin' an' shipshape, what's the matter with us makin' a visit to Carmel?
Optional fork safety tubes are now offered on the sidewalls of ShipShape reusable, plastic containers, encasing lift truck tines within steel pockets to secure the container.
BRISTOL FLASHION: Shipshape Pam on the rocks and her nip slip
SHIPSHAPE Tug accompanies the Celebrity Eclipse in Dublin Port yesterday
A PRIMARY school's new early years facility is shipshape after a major investment in outdoor play and learning.
8DA YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 8 Expansive 9 Mum 10 Noxious 11 Tight 12 Nap 14 Thousand 16 Obsolete 18 Sit 21 Rhine 23 Expense 25 Via 26 Shipshape DOWN: 1 Pennon 2 Apex 3 One or two 4 Fiasco 5 Lest 6 Imagines 7 Emits 13 Publican 15 Sheepish 17 Eyelid 19 Teeter 20 Drove 22 East 24 Near QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Stage-struck 8 Ski 9 Lab 11 Pillage 12 Drill 13 Opt 14 Pea 15 Somehow 17 Tap 19 Avid 21 Ogre 23 Acre 25 Site 27 Tom 29 Lasagne 31 Ate 34 Mrs 36 Cruel 37 Chariot 38 Ear 39 May 40 Potting shed DOWN: 1 Skip 2 Tilt 3 Glamour 4 Skewer 5 Radio 6 Clip 7 Kale 8 Sport 10 Bland 16 War 18 Pot 20 Vet 22 Gel 24 Canvass 25 Space 26 Falcon 28 Musty 30 Allot 32 Trap 33 Euro 34 Mime 35 Road