shipping

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noun ship·ping \ ˈshi-piŋ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of shipping

1 a :passage on a ship
b :ships
c :the body of ships in one place or belonging to one port or country
2 :the act or business of one that ships

Examples of shipping in a Sentence

  1. The fruit was ready for shipping.

  2. They protected our shipping from submarines during wartime.

Recent Examples of shipping from the Web

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First Known Use of shipping

14th century



SHIPPING Defined for English Language Learners

shipping

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Definition of shipping for English Language Learners

  • : the act or business of sending goods to people, stores, etc.

  • : a group of ships


SHIPPING Defined for Kids

shipping

noun ship·ping \ ˈshi-piŋ \

Definition of shipping for Students

1 :the act or business of a person who ships goods
2 :a group of ships in one place or belonging to one port or country


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