Definition of Shipping

1. Noun. The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials.




2. Noun. Conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry.

Definition of Shipping

1. a. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns.

2. n. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool.

Definition of Shipping

1. Noun. The transportation of goods. ¹

2. Noun. The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry. ¹

3. Noun. Passage or transport on a ship. ¹

4. Noun. The cost of sending an item or package via postal services. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of ship) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shipping

1. the business of one that ships [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shipping

shipmen
shipment
shipments
shipowner
shipowners
shippable
shippage
shippe
shipped
shippen
shippens
shipper
shipper weld
shippers
shippes
shipping (current term)
shipping agent
shipping articles
shipping clerk
shipping company
shipping fever
shipping fever virus
shipping office
shipping pneumonia
shipping room
shippings
shippo
shippon
shippons
shippos

Literary usage of Shipping

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Cur Opinion 60:63 Ja '16 Tremendous boom in American shipping. ... Lit Digest 52:55-6 R 21:720-33 Jl 46 Why our shipping has declined. FP Powers. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Our shipping, still nearly all wood-built and sail, registered for ... The growth of our merchant shipping had fallen behind the growth of population. ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"R Deux Mondes 6 per 49:677-91 F 1 '19 Nationalisation of shipping. ... R Deux Mondes 6 per 47:384-418 S 15 '18 Germany German shipping and state support. ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Am Econ R 6:823- 36 D '16 shipping subsidy discarded. J Pol Econ 25: 390-2 Ap '17 Ship trials Ship trials; relation to sea speed. ..."

5. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"The serious statement made by the honourable member respecting the decline and fall of British shipping, is however, the ono which has most astonished me. ..."

6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1827)
"Our shipping seems likely to be driven wholly out of this trade. tons ... With regular freights, our shipping has nothing to expect in this trade but ..."

7. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, George Franklin Comstock (1866)
"2, relative to shipping articles; and the above act of 1799 still ... The shipping contract in the whale fishery is universally reduced to writing, ..."

8. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"The shipping contract in the whale fishery is universally reduced to writing, though such voyages are not in terms within the statute. ..."

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