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Ship vs. Boat

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Shipnoun

A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat.

Boatnoun

A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.

Shipnoun

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

Boatnoun

(poker slang) A full house.

Shipnoun

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

Boatnoun

A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.

‘a stone boat;’; ‘a gravy boat’;

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Shipnoun

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

Boatnoun

(chemistry) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.

Shipnoun

(cartomancy) The third card of the Lenormand deck.

Boatnoun

The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.

Shipnoun

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

Boatverb

(intransitive) To travel by boat.

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Shipverb

(transitive) To send by water-borne transport.

Boatverb

(transitive) To transport in a boat.

‘to boat goods’;

Shipverb

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

‘to ship freight by railroad’;

Boatverb

(transitive) To place in a boat.

‘to boat oars’;

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.’;

Boatnoun

A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.

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Shipverb

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

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

Boatnoun

Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.

Shipverb

(intransitive) To embark on a ship.

Boatnoun

A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.

Shipverb

To put in its place.

‘to ship the tiller or rudder’;

Boatverb

To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.

Shipverb

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

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

Boatverb

To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.

Shipverb

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

‘Can you ship me the ketchup?’;

Boatverb

To go or row in a boat.

‘I boated over, ran my craft aground.’;

Shipverb

To go all in.

Boatnoun

a small vessel for travel on water

Shipverb

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

‘Twins ship Delmon Young to Tigers.’;

Boatnoun

a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce

Shipverb

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

Boatverb

ride in a boat on water

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”.’;

Boat

A boat is a watercraft of a large range of types and sizes, but generally smaller than a ship, which is distinguished by its larger size, shape, cargo or passenger capacity, or its ability to carry boats. Small boats are typically found on inland waterways such as rivers and lakes, or in protected coastal areas.

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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