Definitions for: Shipping


[n] the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials
[n] conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry



Webster (1913) Definition: Ship"ping, a.
1. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or
employment; as, shiping concerns.

2. Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as,
a shipping clerk.


Ship"ping, n.
1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the
shipping of flour to Liverpool.

2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to
one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.

3. Navigation. ``God send 'em good shipping.'' --Shak.

Shipping articles, articles of agreement between the
captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to
the amount of wages, length of time for which they are
shipping, etc. --Bouvier.

To take shipping, to embark; to take ship. [Obs.] --John
vi. 24. --Shak.

Synonyms: cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels, transport, transportation

See Also: business, business enterprise, commerce, commercial enterprise, commercialism, conveyance, express, expressage, ferry, ferrying, freight, freightage, hauling, mercantilism, navigation, transport, trucking

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