Definition of shipment in English:


Line breaks: ship|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪpm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of shipping goods: logs waiting for shipment
    More example sentences
    • This can be at the time of shipment - once it has obtained the transport documents evidencing shipment.
    • Some orders are stacked onto wheeled carts before shipment for ease of delivery in stores.
    • All orders must have credit clearance from the Company prior to shipment or delivery.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A quantity of goods shipped; a consignment: the shipment arrived at Liverpool
    More example sentences
    • They have ultimate control over when the shipments arrive at a booth and when they are picked up.
    • He once received a large shipment of American wheat for the kids in Shanti Bhavan.
    • And when wildlife inspectors intercept illegal shipments of endangered and threatened animals, he is the first person called.

More definitions of shipment

Definition of shipment in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space