Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Ship-rigged adjective (Nautical) Rigged like a ship, that is, having three masts, each with square sails.
; plural Shipmen A seaman, or sailor.
[ Obsolete or Poetic] Chaucer. R. Browning.
About midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country. Acts xxvii. 27. Shipman's card
, the mariner's compass.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Shipmaster noun The captain, master, or commander of a ship. Jonah i. 6.
Shipmate noun One who serves on board of the same ship with another; a fellow sailor.
Shipment noun 1. The act or process of shipping; as, he was engaged in the shipment of coal for London; an active shipment of wheat from the West. 2. That which is shipped.
The question is, whether the share of M. in the shipment is exempted from condemnation by reason of his neutral domicle. Story.
Shipowner noun Owner of a ship or ships.
[ Anglo-Saxon scypen
. Confer Shop
.] A stable; a cowhouse.
[ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
[ See Ship
, and confer Skipper
.] One who sends goods from one place to another not in the same city or town, esp. one who sends goods by water.
1. Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns. 2. Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as, a shipping clerk.
Shipping noun Shipping articles , 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. Bouvier. -- To take shipping , to embark; to take ship. [ Obsolete] John vi. 24. Shak.
1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool. 2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage. 3. Navigation. "God send 'em good shipping ." Shak.
Shipping note (Com.) A document used in shipping goods by sea. In the case of free goods the shipping notes are the receiving note , addressed by the shipper to the chief officer of the vessel, requesting him to receive on board specified goods, and a receipt for the mate to sign, on receiving whose signature it is called the mate's receipt , and is surrendered by the shipper for the bills of lading.
Shippo noun [ Jap. shippō seven precious things; Chin. ts'ih seven + pao gem.] (Japanese Art) Cloisonné enamel on a background of metal or porcelain.
Shippon noun A cowhouse; a shippen.
[ Prov. Eng.]
Bessy would either do fieldwork, or attend to the cows, the shippon , or churn, or make cheese. Dickens.
Shipshape adjective Arranged in a manner befitting a ship; hence, trim; tidy; orderly.
Even then she expressed her scorn for the lubbery executioner's mode of tying a knot, and did it herself in a shipshape orthodox manner. De Quincey.
Keep everything shipshape , for I must go Tennyson.
Shipshape adverb In a shipshape or seamanlike manner.
Shipworm noun (Zoology) Any long, slender, worm-shaped bivalve mollusk of Teredo and allied genera. The shipworms burrow in wood, and are destructive to wooden ships, piles of wharves, etc. See Teredo .
Shipwreck noun 1. The breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other vessel by being cast ashore or driven against rocks, shoals, etc., by the violence of the winds and waves. 2. A ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts of such a ship; wreckage. Dryden. 3. Fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss.
Holding faith and a good conscience, which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck . 1 Tim. 1. 19.
It was upon an Indian bill that the late ministry had made shipwreck . J. Morley.
Shipwreck transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Shipwrecked
; present participle & verbal noun Shipwrecking
.] 1. To destroy, as a ship at sea, by running ashore or on rocks or sandbanks, or by the force of wind and waves in a tempest.
Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break. Shak. 2. To cause to experience shipwreck, as sailors or passengers. Hence, to cause to suffer some disaster or loss; to destroy or ruin, as if by shipwreck; to wreck; as, to shipwreck a business. Addison.
Shipwright noun One whose occupation is to construct ships; a builder of ships or other vessels.
Shipyard noun A yard, place, or inclosure where ships are built or repaired.
Shiraz noun A kind of Persian wine; -- so called from the place whence it is brought.
[ Anglo-Saxon scīre
, a division, province, county. Confer Sheriff
.] 1. A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller district; as, Wilt shire , York shire , Richmond shire , Hallam shire .
An indefinite number of these hundreds make up a county or shire . Blackstone. 2. A division of a State, embracing several contiguous townships; a county.
[ U. S.] » Shire
is commonly added to the specific designation of a county as a part of its name; as, York shire
instead of York shire
, or the shire
of York; Berk shire
instead of Berks shire
. Such expressions as the county of Yorkshire
, which in a strict sense are tautological, are used in England. In the United States the composite word is sometimes the only name of a county; as, Berkshire county
, as it is called in Massachusetts, instead of Berks county
, as in Pensylvania.
The Tyne, Tees, Humber, Wash, Yare, Stour, and Thames separate the counties of Northumberland, Durham, York shire , Lincoln shire , etc. Encyc. Brit. Knight of the shire
. See under Knight .
-- Shire clerk
, an officer of a county court; also, an under sheriff.
[ Eng.] -- Shire mote (Old. Eng. Law)
, the county court; sheriff's turn, or court.
[ Obsolete] Cowell. Blackstone.
-- Shire reeve (Old Eng. Law)
, the reeve, or bailiff, of a shire; a sheriff. Burrill.
-- Shire town
, the capital town of a county; a county town.
-- Shire wick
, a county; a shire.
[ Obsolete] Holland.
Shire horse One of an English breed of heavy draft horses believed to be descended largely from the horses used in war in the days of heavy armor. They are the largest of the British draft breeds, and have long hair on the back of the cannons and fetlocks. Brown or bay with white on the face and legs is now the commonest color.
Shirk transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Shirked
; present participle & verbal noun Shirking
.] [ Probably the same word as shark
. See Shark
, transitive verb
] 1. To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
You that never heard the call of any vocation, . . . that shirk living from others, but time from Yourselves. Bp. Rainbow. 2. To avoid; to escape; to neglect; -- implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty.
The usual makeshift by which they try to shirk difficulties. Hare.
Shirk intransitive verb 1. To live by shifts and fraud; to shark. 2. To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
One of the cities shirked from the league. Byron.
Shirk noun One who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor.
Shirker noun One who shirks. Macaulay.
Shirky adjective Disposed to shirk. [ Colloq.]
Shirl adjective Shrill. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Shirl noun (Min.) See Schorl .
Shirley noun (Zoology) The bullfinch.
Shirr noun (Sewing) A series of close parallel runnings which are drawn up so as to make the material between them set full by gatherings; -- called also shirring , and gauging .
1. (Sewing) Made or gathered into a shirr; as, a shirred bonnet. 2. (Cookery) Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the fire; -- said of eggs.
[ Middle English schirte
; akin to Icelandic skyrta
, Danish skiorte
, Swedish skjorta
, Danish skiört
a petticoat, Dutch schort
a petticoat, an argon, German schurz
, an argon; all probably from the root of English short
, as being originally a short garment. See Short
, and confer Skirt
.] A loose under-garment for the upper part of the body, made of cotton, linen, or other material; -- formerly used of the under-garment of either sex, now commonly restricted to that worn by men and boys.
Several persons in December had nothing over their shoulders but their shirts . Addison.
She had her shirts and girdles of hair. Bp. Fisher.
Shirt transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Shirted
; present participle & verbal noun Shirting
.] To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as with a shirt. Dryden.
Shirt waist A belted waist resembling a shirt in plainness of cut and style, worn by women or children; -- in England called a blouse .
Shirt-waist suit A costume consisting of a plain belted waist and skirt of the same material.
Shirting noun Cloth, specifically cotton cloth, suitable for making shirts.
Shirtless adjective Not having or wearing a shirt. Pope. -- Shirt"less*ness , noun
Shittah, Shittah tree noun [ Hebrew shittāh , plural shittīm .] A tree that furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc., of the Jewish tabernacle were made; -- now believed to have been the wood of the Acacia Seyal , which is hard, fine grained, and yellowish brown in color.
Shittim, Shittim wood noun The wood of the shittah tree.
[ See Shuttle
.] A shuttle.
[ Obsolete] Chapman.
Shittle adjective Wavering; unsettled; inconstant. [ Obsolete] Holland.
Shittlecock noun A shuttlecock. [ Obsolete]
Shittleness noun Instability; inconstancy.
The vain shittlenesse of an unconstant head. Baret.
[ See Sheave
] 1. A slice; as, a shive of bread.
[ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] Shak. 2. A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking. 3. A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide- mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks.