1 [transitive] ship somebody/something + adv./prep. to send or transport somebody/something by ship or by another means of transport The company ships its goods all over the world. He was arrested and shipped back to the UK for trial. 2 [intransitive, transitive] to be available to be bought; to make something available to be bought The software is due to ship next month. ship something The company continues to ship more computer systems than its rivals.