Definition of shipping noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃɪpɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪpɪŋ//
    [uncountable] Manufacturing, Online shopping, Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1ships in general or considered as a group The canal is open to shipping. international shipping lanes (= routes for ships) See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2the activity of carrying people or goods from one place to another by ship a shipping company She arranged for the shipping of her furniture to England. Wordfindercapacity, industry, just-in-time, labour, lead time, output, raw material, shipping, supply chain, warehouse See related entries: Manufacturing, Online shopping, Travelling by boat or ship
  3. Extra examples His family owns an international shipping company. Merchant shipping has become increasingly specialized. No shipping entered the port that day. She married a shipping magnate in 1997. Their shipping line operates mainly from the Baltic ports. These are some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. We offer free shipping on orders over $50.
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