SHIP, as a termination, denotes state or office; as in lordship.
SHIP. [See Shape.]
SHIP, noun [Latin scapha; from the root of shape.] In a general sense, a vessel or building of a peculiar structure, adapted to navigation, or floating on water by means of sails. In an appropriate sense, a building of a structure or form fitted for navigation, furnished with a bowsprit and three masts, a main-mast, a fore-mast and a mizen-mast, each of which is composed a lower-mast, a top-mast and top-gallant-mast, and square rigged. Ships are of various sizes and are for various uses; most of them however fall under the denomination of ships of war and merchant's ships.
SHIP, verb transitive
1. To put on board of a ship or vessel of any kind; as, to ship goods at Liverpoll for New York.
2. To transport in a ship; to convey by water.
The sun shall no sooner the mountains touch,
But we will ship him hence. Shak.
3. To receive into a ship or vessel; as, to ship at sea.
To ship the oars, to place them in the rowlocks.
To ship off, to send away by water; as, to ship off convicts.
SHIP'-BUILDER, noun [ship and builder.] A man whose occupation is to construct
SHIP'-BILDER, ships and other vessels; a naval architect; a shipwright.