What is ship?

  • (verb): Hire for work on a ship.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Ship

Since the end of the age of sail a ship has been any large buoyant watercraft. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size and cargo or passenger capacity. Ships are used on lakes, seas, and rivers for a variety of activities, such as the transport of people or goods, fishing, entertainment, public safety, and warfare. Historically, a "ship" was a vessel with sails rigged in a specific manner.

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Some articles on ship:

USS Lexington (CV-16) - USS Lexington Museum
... On 15 June 1992, the ship was donated as a museum and now operates as the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay at 27°48'53 N, 97°23'19, 2914 North Shoreline Blvd ... The ship is carefully maintained, and areas of the ship previously off-limits are becoming open to the public every few years ... The ship's World War II-era gun battery is also being partially restored using guns salvaged from scrapped ships ...
USS Lexington (CV-16)
... She was renamed while under construction to commemorate the earlier ship ... This ship was the fifth US Navy ship to bear the name in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington ...
USS Tarawa
... Two United States Navy ships have borne the name Tarawa, after the Pacific atoll that was the scene of a bloody fight in the Pacific War ... The second Tarawa (LHA-1) is an amphibious assault ship commissioned in 1976 ... This article includes a list of ships with the same or similar names ...
USNS Watertown (T-AGM-6)
... USNS Watertown (T-AGM-6) was a Watertown-class missile range instrumentation ship acquired by the U.S ...
Queen Elizabeth 2 - History - Service History - Early Career
... However, Prince Charles was the first "civilian" passenger to board the ship, on her voyage from the shipyard in Clydebank to drydock in Greenock ... In 1971, she participated in the rescue of some 500 passengers from the burning French Line ship Antilles ... Service team which parachuted into the sea to conduct a search of the ship ...

More definitions of "ship":

  • (verb): Go on board.
    Synonyms: embark
  • (verb): Place on board a ship.
    Example: "Ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
  • (verb): Travel by ship.
  • (noun): A vessel that carries passengers or freight.

Famous quotes containing the word ship:

    We want some coat woven of elastic steel, stout as the first, and limber as the second. We want a ship in these billows we inhabit. An angular, dogmatic house would be rent to chips and splinters, in this storm of many elements. No, it must be tight, and fit to the form of man, to live at all; as a shell is the architecture of a house founded on the sea.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    You live on hopes, I guess. You always dream that someday you might have a lot of money, your ship might come in. But if the ship doesn’t come in, I’m going to work as long as I can.
    Marion Gray (b. c. 1914)

    And he was lost among the waves,
    His ship rolled helpless in the sea,
    The fourth month of his voyage
    He shouted grievously
    “Beloved, do not think of me.”
    Alun Lewis (1915–1944)