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Noun shipping has 2 senses
  1. transportation, shipping, transport - the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials
    --1 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
    --1 is a part of commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
    --1 has particulars:
     air transportation, air transport; navigation; hauling, trucking, truckage; freight, freightage; express, expressage; ferry, ferrying
    Derived form: verb ship1
  2. shipping, cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels - conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
    --2 is a kind of conveyance, transport
Verb ship has 5 senses
  1. transport, send, ship - transport commercially
    --1 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun shipment1, noun shipment2, noun shipper1, noun shipper2, noun shipping1
    Sample sentences:
    They ship the parcel to their parents
    They ship them the parcel
  2. ship - hire for work on a ship
    --2 is one way to
    hire, engage, employ
    Derived form: noun ship1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. embark, ship - go on board
    --3 is one way to board, get on
    Derived form: noun ship1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. ship - travel by ship
    --4 is one way to
    travel, journey
    Derived form: noun ship1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. ship - place on board a ship; "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
    --5 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun ship1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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