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- Rhymes: -ɪpɪŋ
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.
- 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.
- The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.
- Passage or transport on a ship.
- The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.
- God send 'em good shipping.
transportation of goods
body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry
passage or transport on a ship
- Present participle of ship.