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Definition 1: a vessel that carries passengers or freight - [noun denoting artifact]

(ship is a kind of ...) a craft designed for water transportation

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship used to transport slaves from their homes to places of bondage

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship powered by one or more steam engines

(... is a kind of ship ) ship whose motive power comes from the energy of a nuclear reactor

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship that is small

(... is a kind of ship ) the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship that is one of two or more similar ships built at the same time

(... is a kind of ship ) a wrecked ship (or a part of one)

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship powered by a gas turbine

(... is a kind of ship ) ship equipped for laying marine mines

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship built to serve as a hospital; used for wounded in wartime

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable

(... is a kind of ship ) ship equipped to detect and then destroy or neutralize or remove marine mines

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship built to carry passengers

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship designed to carry cargo

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship abandoned on the high seas

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship engaged in whale fishing

(... is a kind of ship ) a government ship that is available for waging war

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship that has been destroyed at sea

(... is a kind of ship ) ship for transporting troops

(... is a kind of ship ) a 16th-century ship loaded with treasure

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship for carrying soldiers or military equipment

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship used to train students as sailors

(... is a kind of ship ) ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

(... is a kind of ship ) any ship having three decks

(... is a kind of ship ) a ship that is manned by pirates

(... is an instance of ship) a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat

(... is an instance of ship) the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620

(ship is a part of ...) either of a pair of lifelines running alongside the bowsprit of a ship

(ship is a part of ...) (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft

(ship is a part of ...) restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind

(ship is a part of ...) one of the large bitts used to secure the cable of a dropped anchor

(ship is a part of ...) a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air

(ship is a part of ...) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

(ship is a part of ...) the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

"the building has a steel skeleton"

(ship is a part of ...) the rear part of a ship

(ship is a part of ...) a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

(ship is a part of ...) structure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck

(ship is a part of ...) platform surrounding the head of a lower mast

(ship is a part of ...) (usually plural) weather deck; the part of a ship's hull that is above the waterline

(ship is a part of ...) lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds

(ship is a part of ...) any of various platforms built into a vessel

(ship is a part of ...) a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish

(ship is a part of ...) a pump to remove bilgewater

(ship is a part of ...) (nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away

(ship is a part of ...) a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)

(ship is a part of ...) platform for a lookout at or near the top of a mast

(ship is a part of ...) the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

(ship is a part of ...) a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

(ship is a part of ...) a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments

(ship is a part of ...) a window in a ship or airplane

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)

(ship is a part of ...) a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital

"they put him in the sick bay"

(ship is a part of ...) living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed

(ship is a part of ...) steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered

(ship is a part of ...) hole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds

(ship is a part of ...) measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water

(ship is a part of ...) a stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis; reduces side-to-side rolling of a ship or plane

(ship is a part of ...) the area for food preparation on a ship

(... is a member of ship) a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (of a ship or an airplane) behind

"we dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide"

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) having overlapping hull planks

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (of a ship) sinking

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (of ships) built with flush (rather than overlapping) hull planks

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (of a ship or plane) sideways drift

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) an event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) breadth amidships

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a small engine (as one used on board ships to operate a windlass)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) a wood or metal bar to which a rope can be secured (as on a ship or in mountain climbing)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)

"the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a marine mine that is detonated by a mechanism that responds to magnetic material (as the steel hull of a ship)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a covering or flooring constructed of planks (as on a ship)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) a penal institution (especially on board a ship)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a room for the treatment of the sick or injured (as on a ship)

(ship is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) an extra boiler (as a ship's boiler that is used while the ship is in port)

Definition 2: place on board a ship - [verb of contact]

Samples where ship or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel

(ship is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of ship ) place on a ship again or transfer to another ship

"reship the cargo"

Definition 3: transport commercially - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for ship in the sense of this definition

(ship is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of ship ) transport by barge on a body of water

(... is a kind of ship ) transport by railroad

(... is a kind of ship ) send away towards a designated goal

(... is a kind of ship ) send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

"forward my mail"

Definition 4: go on board - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for ship in the sense of this definition

(ship is a kind of ...) get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)

(... is a kind of ship ) board a plane

Definition 5: travel by ship - [verb of motion]

(ship is a kind of ...) travel upon or across

"travel the oceans"

(ship is a kind of ...) engage or hire for work

"They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"

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