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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.
Yes, everything is ready; everything is shipshape, no detail is wanting.
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.
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?
Huw Jones, owner of Shipshape Landscape, Llandudno had two cordless drills, a reciprocating saw, a jigsaw drill and a concrete breaker stolen over the weekend from a newly constructed shed at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos county primary school.
Next, we need to get the garden looking shipshape - from the unruly lawn and scruffy borders to repotting.
Among the latest additions to ShipShape, and ShipShape Plus, a suite of recreational marine coverages tailored to the needs of luxury yacht owners, are:
To help yacht owners navigate increasingly risky waters, XL Group is adding a Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion (KRE) Crisis endorsement to ShipShape, and ShipShape Plus, its recreational marine insurance coverages.
A NORTH East ferry is shipshape for passenger service thanks to the efforts of a tiny unmanned underwater vehicle.
Owner Alan Roberts hopes to have Planet shipshape and the nine cabins, which can sleep 11 guests, open for business by the end of the month or early May.