Character 8
Hyphenation ship ping
Pronunciations /ˈʃɪpɪŋ/

Definitions and meanings of "Shipping"

What do we mean by shipping?

The act or business of transporting goods. noun

The body of ships belonging to one port, industry, or country, often referred to in aggregate tonnage. noun

Passage or transport on a ship. noun

The act of taking ship; a voyage. noun

The act of sending freight by ship or other wise. noun

Ships in general; ships or vessels of any kind for navigation; the collective body of ships belonging to a country, port, etc.; also, their aggregate tonnage: as, the shipping of the United Kingdom exceeds that of any other country: also used attributively: as, shipping laws. noun

Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment. adjective

Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods. adjective

The act of one who, or of that which, ships. noun

The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage. noun

Navigation. noun

Articles of agreement between the captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to the amount of wages, length of time for which they are shipping, etc. noun

To embark; to take ship. noun

The transportation of goods. noun

The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry. noun

Passage or transport on a ship. noun

The cost of sending an item or package via postal services. noun

Present participle of ship. verb

Conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry noun

The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials noun

The transportation of goods.

The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.

Passage or transport on a ship.

The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.


A term used to describe fan fictions that take previously created characters and put them as a pair. It usually refers to romantic relationships, but it can refer platonic ones as well. (Just think of "shipping" as short for "relationSHIP".) Urban Dictionary

Fandom uses this word as a verb to denote their interest in the possible (and perhaps more often impossible) romantic relationship between two characters in a piece of fiction belonging to any medium. It's really never used in a platonic way, but if it ever is, people tend to separately emphasize that they are using it platonically. Usually written: Character/Character or CharacterxCharacter. Fanfiction without any shipping, or with little emphasis on ship is usually labeled genfic, which there is a depressing lack of. Urban Dictionary

In fanfic, putting characters into a romantic relationship, such as writing Ash + Misty from Pokemon as a couple. Often plays on perceived chemistry between characters in the original series. Abbreviated form of the word relationshipping. Urban Dictionary

The word comes from 'relationship', and means supporting an existing romantic relationship between two characters, or the idea of two characters who are not currently together being a couple. The couple are called a 'ship', and the person doing the shipping is a 'shipper'. The term can also be used in reference to real-life people. A person's favourite 'ship' is their 'OTP' - One True Pairing. Urban Dictionary

The act of pairing any two characters together. Lonely people do this to try to suppress their own loneliness. It usually leads to making terrible fan art. Urban Dictionary

Also, can be made from inanimate objects. Almost anything can be "shipped". Urban Dictionary

The practice of transporting freight by sea. Some people seem to think this term has to do with fictional characters and their love lives. Grow up! Urban Dictionary

Usually two people who you ship. meaning that you either want them to become an item, kiss or enter into a romantic/sexual relationship or all of the above. usually when you ship someone, you smile when they interact somehow or become extremely giddy when they do something together. Urban Dictionary

The act of taking two fictional or non-fictional characters, and personally wishing for them to either be in love, or for them to have sex. The term has many background terms. If you are a person who wants to characters/people shipped, you are a shipper. The term is changed to "Sailing Ship" whenever the ship that was made becomes successful. For example: two fictional characters falling in love after multiple ships of said characters were made. Urban Dictionary

The act of one wanting/supporting two individuals involved in a romantic relationship Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Shipping

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The word "shipping" in example sentences

If you ar an experienced ebayer you will notice that if you buy a 99 cent item that the shipping is astronomical … SO, think carefully before considering ebay …. ❋ Unknown (2007)

We have fine machinery and ships, and our shipping is a source of income, of foreign exchange. ❋ Unknown (1944)

You can buy all that old stuff on Amazon for a couple of bucks, shipping is usually more than the album. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Design — visual, interactive or conceptual — requires unity; piecemeal solutions feel disjointed, uncomfortable and obvious when end up in shipping product. ❋ Unknown (2009)

I finally received an explanation that the computer was "destroyed" in shipping and that the item was not as described. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Or he could spread the wealth around to his friends and neighbors, who could return the favor by hogtying the American officials who shipped Arar off to be tortured, packing them in shipping containers, and sending them to Syria to enjoy a little taste of the judicial system there … ❋ Unknown (2009)

Now Laura is on the hook for $79.85 worth of Snuggies and $47.70 in shipping charges. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Until today I felt sorry for people living in shipping containers. ❋ The Nag (2009)

The books are here, and shipping is imminent - today, we hope. ❋ Tamidon (2009)

My order confirmation states that the total with tax and free shipping is $214.46. ❋ Unknown (2009)

After overseeing the signing of agreements in shipping, construction and technology with Prime Minister Papandreou on Saturday, Mr. Wen announced China's intention to invest in Greek bonds and the creation of a substantial fund to finance the purchase of Chinese ships by Greek shippers. ❋ Nick Skrekas (2010)

Earlier this month, Afghan officials said they seized at least 19 tons of explosives found in shipping containers imported from Iran. ❋ Unknown (2010)

A portion of the funds go to fund world literacy, and shipping is free, though they don't have as big a selection as Amazon. ❋ Unknown (2009)

FYI — you can pre-order the regular dvd from Target. com for only $10 – and the shipping is free!!!!! ❋ Unknown (2009)

The item was insured and if it were damaged in shipping, I would refund him and take it up with UPS. ❋ Unknown (2009)

On Sunday, the Japanese trade minister Akihiro Ohata urged China to begin shipping rare earths again, saying the Chinese vice minister of commerce had told him customs had tightened checks on rare earth exports to all destinations. ❋ Tania Branigan In Beijing (2010)

When Russia started mobilizing, Germany had to act or else she would have been wide open to invasion and defeat given the time delays and rail chokepoints involved in shipping millions of troops by rail and the supplies needed to sustain them. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Yahoo has deals with four of the largest TV set manufacturers, Samsung, LG, Sony and Vizio, to bring the Widget network to flat-panel HDTVs that will begin shipping this spring. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Some industry officials have appealed to the White House, arguing that sweeping changes could add billions of dollars in shipping, packaging and employee-training costs, affecting workers and practices along already-fragile supply chains. ❋ Andy Pasztor (2010)

It generally uses [the initials] of the characters [shipped] or a combination of the names, though this is not a rule. AMshippingAM-shippingAM shippingAsh & [Misty] shippingAshistyshipping ❋ Aiya (2005)

Person 1: It is a little weird how much I am retroactively shipping DoogiexVinnie. Person 2: Yeah. That's kinda damaged. And [Vinnie's] like a little weasel. He's got a [weasel face]. Person 1: But did you notice how [weirdly] gay they are for each other??? Person 2: No. Eww. Stop talking. ❋ Heligoland (2009)

These [fanfics] are just a [load] of shipping. There's no [plot]... ❋ Blue Jack (2008)

e.g. "[I ship] [Hiccstrid] SO HARD! They're my OTP!" e.g. "Oh my god, [the ship has sailed]!" e.g. "I'm gonna start shipping them, they're so adorable together!" ❋ Perov (2017)

"[Pinkie Pie] and Rainbow Dash are friends, they should date!" - a [deviantard] "i love shipping narutoXgoku cuz i no they [wuld] b a gr8 couple and theyr hot" - another deviantard ❋ Peskyplumber (2011)

[Puzzleshipping], Shinigamishipping, Bleachshipping, Breadshipping. ❋ Pan Pan Chan (2005)

My wealthy [grandfather] was a [magnate] in [the Greek] shipping industry. ❋ No One With Another Email Address (2017)

person: i totally ship dean and [castiel]! person 2: no way, me too! person 3: i don't ship them that much. [i ship] castiel and [meg] more, to be honest. ❋ Poroporo (2016)

"Jesus Christ, my hormones are shipping [Cait] and [Frodo] so fucking hard right now." "Never knew that Rick and [Michonne's] ship would sail." ❋ Squirrel_Live (2019)

Person 1- Will and [Nico] would be [so cute] [together] Person 2- Shipping? Person 1- Shipping! ❋ The_PJO_Fangirl (2015)

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