shipping

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English schipping, schyppynge, from Middle English schippen, schipen (to take ship, navigate), from Old English scipian (to take ship; put in order, equip, man a ship), equivalent to ship +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

shipping (countable and uncountable, plural shippings)

  1. The transportation of goods.
    • 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52: 
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. []   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
  2. The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.
  3. Passage or transport on a ship.
  4. The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.
  5. Navigation.
    • Shakespeare
      God send 'em good shipping.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From ship +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

shipping

  1. Present participle of ship.