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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr-ship]
    • /ˈwɔrˌʃɪp/
    • /ˈwɔː.ʃɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-ship]
    • /ˈwɔrˌʃɪp/

Definitions of warship word

  • noun warship a ship built or armed for combat purposes. 1
  • noun warship A ship equipped with weapons and designed to take part in warfare at sea. 1
  • noun warship seagoing combat vessel 1
  • countable noun warship A warship is a ship with guns that is used for fighting in wars. 0
  • noun warship a vessel armed, armoured, and otherwise equipped for naval warfare 0
  • noun warship any ship made or armed for use in war 0

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Origin of warship

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1525-35; war1 + ship1

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Parts of speech for Warship


warship popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

warship usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warship

noun warship

  • battleship — A battleship is a very large, heavily armed warship.
  • corvette — A corvette is a small fast warship that is used to protect other ships from attack.
  • cutter — A cutter is a tool that you use for cutting through something.
  • destroyer — A destroyer is a small, heavily armed warship.
  • frigate — a fast naval vessel of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, generally having a lofty ship rig and heavily armed on one or two decks.

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