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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ship \Ship\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shipped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for
        transportation; to send by water.
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              The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia,
              from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium.
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     2. By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any
        conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship
        freight by railroad.
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     3. Hence, to send away; to get rid of. [Colloq.]
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     4. To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to
        ship seamen.
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     5. To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.
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     6. To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shipping \Ship"ping\, a.
     1. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or
        employment; as, shiping concerns.
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     2. Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as,
        a shipping clerk.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shipping \Ship"ping\, n.
     1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the
        shipping of flour to Liverpool.
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     2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to
        one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.
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     3. Navigation. "God send 'em good shipping." --Shak.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
           [syn: transportation, shipping, transport]
      2: conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or
         industry [syn: shipping, cargo ships, merchant marine,
         merchant vessels]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "shipping":
     air express, airfreight, airlift, argosy, asportation, bearing,
     bottoms, carriage, carry, carrying, cartage, conveyance, drayage,
     expressage, ferriage, fleet, flotilla, freight, freightage,
     haulage, hauling, lighterage, line, lugging, merchant fleet,
     merchant navy, navy, packing, portage, porterage, railway express,
     shipment, ships, telpherage, tonnage, toting, transport,
     transportation, transshipment, truckage, waft, waftage, wagonage,
     whaling fleet

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