Definitions of ship

n a vessel that carries passengers or freight

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H.M.S. Bounty
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
the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620
Old Ironsides
a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston
USS Cole
a United States destroyer
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abandoned ship, derelict
a ship abandoned on the high seas
a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade
cargo ship, cargo vessel
a ship designed to carry cargo
the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag
gas-turbine ship
a ship powered by a gas turbine
hospital ship
a ship built to serve as a hospital; used for wounded in wartime
a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
iceboat, icebreaker
a ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation
a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable
ship equipped for laying marine mines
ship equipped to detect and then destroy or neutralize or remove marine mines
nuclear-powered ship
ship whose motive power comes from the energy of a nuclear reactor
passenger ship
a ship built to carry passengers
pirate, pirate ship
a ship that is manned by pirates
school ship, training ship
a ship used to train students as sailors
a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
sister ship
a ship that is one of two or more similar ships built at the same time
slave ship
a ship used to transport slaves from their homes to places of bondage
small ship
a ship that is small
steamer, steamship
a ship powered by one or more steam engines
supply ship, tender
ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
any ship having three decks
transport ship
a ship for carrying soldiers or military equipment
treasure ship
a 16th-century ship loaded with treasure
ship for transporting troops
combat ship, war vessel, warship
a government ship that is available for waging war
whaler, whaling ship
a ship engaged in whale fishing
a ship that has been destroyed at sea
aircraft carrier, attack aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop
a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
banana boat
a ship designed to transport bananas
battleship, battlewagon
large and heavily armoured warship
bottom, freighter, merchant ship, merchantman
a cargo ship
capital ship
a warship of the first rank in size and armament
cattle boat, cattleship
a cargo ship for the transport of livestock
container ship, container vessel, containership
a cargo ship designed to hold containerized cargoes
a swift pirate ship (often operating with official sanction)
a highly maneuverable escort warship; smaller than a destroyer
a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer
destroyer, guided missile destroyer
a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
destroyer escort
warship smaller than a destroyer; designed to escort fleets or convoys
factory ship
a whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea
a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
guard ship
a warship (at anchor or under way) required to maintain a higher degree of readiness than others in its squadron
a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor
Liberty ship
a slow cargo ship built during World War II
liner, ocean liner
a large commercial ship (especially one that carries passengers on a regular schedule)
man-of-war, ship of the line
a warship intended for combat
oil tanker, oiler, tank ship, tanker
a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk
paddle steamer, paddle-wheeler
a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels
a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation
sloop of war
a sailing or steam warship having cannons on only one deck
submersible, submersible warship
a warship designed to operate under water
surface ship
a warship that operates on the surface of the water
a warship carrying guns on three decks
torpedo boat
small high-speed warship designed for torpedo attacks in coastal waters
tramp, tramp steamer
a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
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vessel, watercraft
a craft designed for water transportation

v place on board a ship

ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel”
place on a ship again or transfer to another ship
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lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

v transport commercially

send, transport
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transport by barge on a body of water
transport by railroad
despatch, dispatch, send off
send away towards a designated goal
forward, send on
send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
bundle off
send off unceremoniously
send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
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displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v hire for work on a ship

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employ, engage, hire
engage or hire for work

v go on board

debark, disembark, set down
go ashore
emplane, enplane
board a plane
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board, get on
get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)

v travel by ship

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journey, travel
travel upon or across

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