U u


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uhn-ship]
    • /ʌnˈʃɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uhn-ship]
    • /ʌnˈʃɪp/

Definitions of unship word

  • verb with object unship to put or take off from a ship, as persons or goods. 1
  • verb with object unship to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller. 1
  • verb without object unship to become unloaded or removed. 1
  • verb unship to be or cause to be unloaded, discharged, or disembarked from a ship 0
  • verb unship to remove from a regular place 0
  • verb transitive unship to unload from a ship 0

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Origin of unship

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English unshippen; see un-2, ship1

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Parts of speech for Unship


unship popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for unship

verb unship

  • carried away — to take or support from one place to another; convey; transport: He carried her for a mile in his arms. This elevator cannot carry more than ten people.
  • carry away — to remove forcefully
  • discharge — to relieve of a charge or load; unload: to discharge a ship.
  • offload — Unload (a cargo).

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