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Definition of ship noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

ship

 noun
noun
NAmE//ʃɪp//
 
 
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  •   a large boat that carries people or goods by sea There are two restaurants on board the ship. a sailing/cargo/cruise ship a ship's captain/crew/company/cook Raw materials and labor come by ship, rail, or road. They boarded a ship bound for India. When the ship docked at Miami he was rushed to a hospital. Topic CollocationsTravel and Tourismvacations have/take a vacation/a break/a day off/a year off/time off go on/be on vacation/leave/honeymoon/safari/sabbatical/a trip/a tour/a cruise/a pilgrimage go backpacking/camping/sightseeing plan a trip/a vacation/your itinerary reserve a hotel room/a flight/tickets have/make/cancel a reservation rent a condo/a vacation home/a cabin rent a car/bicycle/moped/scooter/Jet Ski stay in a hotel/a bed and breakfast/a youth hostel/a villa/a trailer/a vacation home/a resort/a timeshare cost/charge $100 a/per night for a suite/a single/double/twin room check into/out of a hotel/a motel/your room pack/unpack your suitcase/bags call/order room service cancel/cut short a trip/vacationforeign travel apply for/get/renew a/your passport take out/buy/get travel insurance catch/miss your plane/train/ferry/connecting flight fly (in)/travel (in) first/business/economy class make/have a brief/two-day/twelve-hour layover/stopover in Hong Kong experience/cause/lead to delays check (in)/collect/get/lose your baggage/luggage be charged for/pay excess baggage fees board/get on/leave/get off the aircraft/plane/ship/ferry taxi down/leave/approach/hit/overshoot the runway experience/hit/encounter (mild/severe) turbulence suffer from/recover from/get over your jet lag/motion sickness be seasick/carsickthe tourist industry attract/draw/bring tourists/visitors encourage/promote/hurt tourism promote/develop ecotourism build/develop/visit a tourist/tropical/beach/ski resort work for/be operated by a major hotel chain be served by/compete with low-fare/low-cost/budget airlines use/go to/have a travel agent contact/check with your travel agent/tour operator buy/be on/go on a package deal/vacation/tour buy/bring back (tacky/overpriced) souvenirs see also airship, flagship, lightship
  • Idioms
    (like rats) deserting/leaving a sinking ship (humorous) (disapproving)
     
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    used to talk about people who leave an organization, a company, etc. that is having difficulties, without caring about the people who are left
    1. 1to leave the ship on which you are serving, without permission
    2. 2to leave an organization that you belong to, suddenly and unexpectedly
    run a tight ship
     
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    to organize something in a very efficient way, controlling other people very closely
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ship