shipping

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[ship·ping]

The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

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

Noun
the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials

Noun
conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry


p. pr. & vb. n.
of Ship

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

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

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

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

n.
Navigation.


Shipping

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.

Shipping

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.

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

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

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Usage Examples

One already feels like an anachronism, writing novels in the age of what-ever-this-is-the-age-of, but touring to promote them feels doubly anachronistic. The marketplace is showing an increasing intolerance for the time-honored practice of printing information on paper and shipping it around the country.

If you asked an 18-year-old what they want to do with their life, and the options are 'Transformers' or Lars von Trier, he's probably shipping out for 'Transformers.' If you ask a 26-year-old what he wants to do, 'Transformers' or Lars von Trier, he'd probably pick Lars von Trier. So, my sensibilities are changing as I change.

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Other Usage Examples

I can remember when I was National Security Adviser, the intelligence community told us... they put out an intelligence report saying that Iran would never back off from attacks on shipping in the Gulf if we use force.

To my knowledge, the Department of Homeland Security has focused on detection devices that are large, expensive, use a large amount of energy, and cannot easily be placed in or on a shipping container.

It was important on The Shipping News to have my house far enough away from each location so I had this time in the morning to think about my shots and still remain open to surprises once I got to the set.

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