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Embark vs. Ship

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Embarkverb

To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.

‘All passengers please embark now.’;

Shipnoun

A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat.

Embarkverb

To start, begin.

‘Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.’;

Shipnoun

A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.

Embarkverb

(transitive) To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.

Shipnoun

A sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts.

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Embarkverb

(transitive) To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair.

‘He embarked his fortune in trade.’;

Shipnoun

A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

Embarkverb

To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.

Shipnoun

(cartomancy) The third card of the Lenormand deck.

Embarkverb

To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.

‘It was the reputation of the sect upon which St. Paul embarked his salvation.’;

Shipnoun

(fandom) A fictional romantic relationship between two characters, either real or themselves fictional.

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Embarkverb

To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.

Shipverb

(transitive) To send by water-borne transport.

Embarkverb

To engage in any affair.

‘Slow to embark in such an undertaking.’;

Shipverb

(transitive) To send (a parcel or container) to a recipient (by any means of transport).

‘to ship freight by railroad’;

Embarkverb

go on board

Shipverb

(ambitransitive) To release a product to vendors; to launch.

‘Our next issue ships early next year.’; ‘The developers had to ship the game two weeks late.’;

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Embarkverb

set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.);

‘she embarked upon a new career’;

Shipverb

(ambitransitive) To engage to serve on board a vessel.

‘to ship seamen’; ‘I shipped on a man-of-war.’;

Embarkverb

proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers;

‘We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer’;

Shipverb

(intransitive) To embark on a ship.

Embarkverb

go on board a ship or aircraft

‘he embarked for India in 1817’;

Shipverb

To put in its place.

‘to ship the tiller or rudder’;

Embarkverb

put or take on board a ship or aircraft

‘the passengers were ready to be embarked’;

Shipverb

(transitive) To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.

‘We were shipping so much water I was sure we would capsize.’;

Embarkverb

begin (a course of action)

‘she embarked on a new career’;

Shipverb

(transitive) To pass (from one person to another).

‘Can you ship me the ketchup?’;

Shipverb

To go all in.

Shipverb

(sports) To trade or send a player to another team.

‘Twins ship Delmon Young to Tigers.’;

Shipverb

(rugby) To bungle a kick and give the opposing team possession.

Shipverb

(fandom) To support or approve of a fictional romantic relationship between two characters, either real or themselves fictional, typically in fan fiction.

‘I ship Kirk and Spock in “Star Trek”.’; ‘I ship Peggy and Angie in “Marvel's Agent Carter”.’;

Shipnoun

Pay; reward.

‘In withholding or abridging of the ship or the hire or the wages of servants.’;

Shipnoun

Any large seagoing vessel.

‘Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on, and tackle trim,Sails filled, and streamers waving.’; ‘Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!’;

Shipnoun

Specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts. See Illustation in Appendix.

Shipnoun

A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

Shipverb

To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.

‘The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia, from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium.’;

Shipverb

By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.

Shipverb

Hence, to send away; to get rid of.

Shipverb

To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.

Shipverb

To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.

Shipverb

To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.

Shipverb

To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.

Shipverb

To embark on a ship.

Shipnoun

a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Shipverb

transport commercially

Shipverb

hire for work on a ship

Shipverb

go on board

Shipverb

travel by ship

Shipverb

place on board a ship;

‘ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel’;

Ship

A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying goods or passengers, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research, and fishing. Ships are generally distinguished from boats, based on size, shape, load capacity, and tradition.

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