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Definition of "ship" []

  • A vessel of considerable size for deep-water navigation. (noun)
  • A sailing vessel having three or more square-rigged masts. (noun)
  • An aircraft or spacecraft. (noun)
  • The crew of one of these vessels. (noun)
  • One's fortune: When my ship comes in, I'll move to a larger house. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ship" in a sentence
  • ""God of mercy -- the ship, the _ship_!" gasped Sir Edgar, clutching my arm in a grip that left its mark on the skin for days afterward; and, as he spoke, the huge incandescent mass fell full upon the hull of the"
  • "When this ill-omened ship lay in Boston harbor, previous to her last and fatal cruise, she could not get men; and that from the impression on the minds of sailors, that _she was an unlucky ship_."
  • "The ship which goes yearly from India to China is called the _drug ship_, because she carries various drugs of Cambaia, but her principal lading consists of silver."