n. A vessel of considerable size adapted to navigation: a general term for sea-going vessels of every kind, except boats.n. Eccles., a vessel formed like the hull of a ship, in which incense was kept: same as navicula, 1.To put or take on board a ship or vessel: as, to ship goods at Liverpool for New York.To send or convey by ship; transport by ship.To deliver to a common carrier, forwarder, express company, etc., for transportation, whether by land or water or both: as, to ship by express, by railway, or by stage.To engage for service on board any vessel: as, to ship seamen.To fix in proper place: as, to ship the oars, the tiller, or the rudder.To go on board a vessel to make a voyage; take ship; embark.To engage for service on board a ship.A common English suffix, which may be attached to any noun denoting a person or agent to denote the state, office, dignity, profession, art, or proficiency of such person or agent: as, lord- ship, fellowship, friendship, clerkship, steward- ship, horsemanship, worship (orig. worthship), etc.n. In an ancient style of chess played with dice, the piece called ‘bishop’ in the modern game. In this game each player had two sets of white pieces and two sets of black pieces respectively, consisting of two kings, two rooks (elephants), two knights (equestrians), two bishops (ships), and four pawns (pedestrians) each.