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n., v. shipped, ship•ping. n.
A boat is a small vessel for travelling on water, especially one that carries only a few people.
A larger vessel is usually referred to as a ship.
However, in conversation large passenger ships which travel short distances are sometimes called boats.
When you are describing the way in which someone travels, you do not say that they travel 'by the boat' or 'by the ship'. You say that they travel by boat or by ship.
Past participle: shipped
|Noun||1.||ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight|
pitching, lurch, pitch - abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
auxiliary boiler, donkey boiler - (nautical) an extra boiler (as a ship's boiler that is used while the ship is in port)
auxiliary engine, donkey engine - (nautical) a small engine (as one used on board ships to operate a windlass)
bay - a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; "they put him in the sick bay"
belaying pin - a wood or metal bar to which a rope can be secured (as on a ship or in mountain climbing)
bilge pump - a pump to remove bilgewater
bilge well - (nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away
blockade-runner - a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade
bitt, bollard - a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines); "the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"
brig - a penal institution (especially on board a ship)
bulkhead - a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments
bulwark - a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)
cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, storage area, hold - the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
crow's nest - platform for a lookout at or near the top of a mast
davit - a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)
deck - any of various platforms built into a vessel
fin - a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish
flagship - the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag
fo'c'sle, forecastle - living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
funnel - (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
gas-turbine ship - a ship powered by a gas turbine
gyrostabiliser, gyrostabilizer - a stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis; reduces side-to-side rolling of a ship or plane
helm - steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
hospital ship - a ship built to serve as a hospital; used for wounded in wartime
hulk - a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
iceboat, icebreaker - a ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation
lightship - a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable
log - measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water
lubber's hole - hole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds
magnetic mine - (nautical) a marine mine that is detonated by a mechanism that responds to magnetic material (as the steel hull of a ship)
minelayer - ship equipped for laying marine mines
minesweeper - ship equipped to detect and then destroy or neutralize or remove marine mines
nuclear-powered ship - ship whose motive power comes from the energy of a nuclear reactor
passenger ship - a ship built to carry passengers
planking - (nautical) a covering or flooring constructed of planks (as on a ship)
porthole - a window in a ship or airplane
ratlin, ratline - (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft
ridge rope - either of a pair of lifelines running alongside the bowsprit of a ship
riding bitt - one of the large bitts used to secure the cable of a dropped anchor
screw propeller, screw - a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
|Verb||1.||ship - transport commercially |
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
barge - transport by barge on a body of water
railroad - transport by railroad
|2.||ship - hire for work on a ship|
|3.||ship - go on board|
|4.||ship - travel by ship|
|5.||ship - place on board a ship; "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"|
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
reship - place on a ship again or transfer to another ship; "reship the cargo"
"Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing;"
"Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness" [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tales of a Wayside Inn]
Her or His Majesty's Ship Victory → el buque or navío Victory de la Marina Real Británica
to abandon ship → abandonar el barco
on board ship → a bordo
by ship → en barco, por barco
the good ship Beagle → el buque Beagle, el Beagle
to jump ship → abandonar el barco, desertar
to take ship for → embarcarse para
when my ship comes in (fig) → cuando lleguen las vacas gordas
ships that pass in the night → personas que pasan por la vida y desaparecen
the ship of the desert (= the camel) → el camello
to ship sth/sb in → traer algo/a algn
to ship sth/sb off (lit) → enviar algo/a algn
he shipped all his sons off to boarding school (fig) → mandó a todos sus hijos a un internado
to ship sth/sb out → enviar algo/a algn
a new engine had to be shipped out to them → hubo que enviarles un nuevo motor
ship canal N → canal m de navegación
ship chandler, ship's chandler N → proveedor m de efectos navales, abastecedor m de buques
ship's company N → tripulación f
ship's doctor N → médico m de a bordo
ship's manifest N → manifiesto m del buque
ship-to-shore radio N → radio f de barco a costa
to go by ship → prendre le bateau
to go by ship to New York → prendre le bateau pour New York
to send sth by ship → envoyer qch par bateau
on board ship → à bord sailing ship, cargo ship, passenger ship, merchant ship
Her (or His) Majesty's Ship Ark Royal → l'Ark Royal f
on board ship → a bordo
ship's company → equipaggio
ship's papers → carte fpl di bordo
ship's stores → riserve fpl di bordo