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SHIPPING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shipping mean? 

SHIPPING (noun)
  The noun SHIPPING has 2 senses:

1. the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
2. conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry

  Familiarity information: SHIPPING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHIPPING (noun)


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Meaning:

The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shipping; transport; transportation

Hypernyms ("shipping" is a kind of...):

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Domain member category:

on-line (on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system)

off-line (not on a regular route of a transportation system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shipping"):

air transport; air transportation (transportation by air)

navigation (ship traffic)

hauling; truckage; trucking (the activity of transporting goods by truck)

freight; freightage (transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates)

express; expressage (rapid transport of goods)

ferry; ferrying (transport by boat or aircraft)

Holonyms ("shipping" is a part of...):

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))


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Meaning:

Conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cargo ships; merchant vessels; merchant marine; shipping

Hypernyms ("shipping" is a kind of...):

conveyance; transport (something that serves as a means of transportation)


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