|1.||Any large seagoing vessel.|
Like a stately ship . . .
With all her bravery on, and tackle trim,
Sails filled, and streamers waving.
|2.||Specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts. See Illustation in Appendix.|
|3.||A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.|
|v. t.||1.||To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.|
|2.||By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; |
|3.||Hence, to send away; to get rid of.|
|4.||To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; |
|5.||To receive on board ship; |
|6.||To put in its place; |
|v. i.||1.||To engage to serve on board of a vessel; |
|2.||To embark on a ship.|
|Noun||1.||ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight|
|Verb||1.||ship - transport commercially|
|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"|
SHIP. This word, in its most enlarged sense, signifies a vessel employed in
navigation; for example, the terms the ship's papers, the ship's husband,
shipwreck, and the like, are employed whether the vessel referred to be a
brig, a sloop, or a three-masted vessel.
2. In a more confined sense, it means such a vessel with three masts 4 Wash. C. C. Rep. 530; Wesk. Inst. h.t. p. 514 the boats and rigging; 2 Marsh. Ins. 727 together with the anchors, masts, cables, pullies, and such like objects, are considered as part of the ship. Pard. n. 599; Dig. 22, 2, 44.
3. The capacity of a ship is ascertained by its tonnage, or the space which may be occupied by its cargo. Vide Story's Laws U. S. Index, h.t.; Gordon's Dig. h.t.; Abbott on Ship. Index, h.t.; Park. Ins. Index, h.t.; Phil. Ev. Index, h.t. Bac. Ab. Merchant, N; 3 Kent, Com. 93 Molloy, Jure Mar. Index, h.t.; l Chit. Pr. 91; Whart. Dig. h.t.; 1 Bell's Com. 496, 624; and see General Ships; Names of Ships.