Sailing vs Shipping - What's the difference?

sailing | shipping |


As nouns the difference between sailing and shipping

is that sailing is motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise while shipping is the transportation of goods.

As verbs the difference between sailing and shipping

is that sailing is while shipping is .

As an adjective sailing

is travelling by ship.

sailing

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise
  • Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel
  • The time of departure from a port
  • Derived terms

    * clear sailing * plain sailing * sailing ship * sailing dinghy * sailing vessel

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Travelling by ship
  • Verb

    (head)
  • Anagrams

    *

    shipping

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) schipping, schyppynge, from (etyl) schippen, .

    Noun

  • The transportation of goods.
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  • 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.
  • Navigation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • God send 'em good shipping .
    Derived terms
    * shipping lane

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Verb

    (head)