Definition of shipment in US English:

shipment

noun

  • 1The action of shipping goods.

    ‘logs waiting for shipment’
    ‘shipments begin this month’
    • ‘The finished pieces are crated and palletized for shipment by ocean freight.’
    • ‘Instead we were invited to proceed to the payments page and enter credit card details for immediate shipment.’
    • ‘Be sure to provide your street address and phone number for proper shipment.’
    • ‘I'm sure that there are going to be some advantages for exporters and shipment businesses.’
    • ‘The packing shed used for packing and sorting apples for shipment also houses a small retail area.’
    • ‘All are being marketed to seed companies for application to seed before shipment to retailers.’
    • ‘Sometimes he finds temporary work, filling in at Biborton when someone is needed to take orders to Dhaka for shipment.’
    • ‘These parts are usually assigned a lower priority, which often causes them to be delayed in shipment.’
    • ‘All orders must have credit clearance from the Company prior to shipment or delivery.’
    • ‘The bananas grown for export are suitable for being picked when only two-thirds ripe, and continue to ripen during shipment.’
    • ‘This can be at the time of shipment - once it has obtained the transport documents evidencing shipment.’
    • ‘When no such enactment is in force in the country of shipment, Articles 1 to 8 of the Hague Rules shall apply.’
    • ‘The fastest possible shipment would require five days and the use of three planes.’
    • ‘Some orders are stacked onto wheeled carts before shipment for ease of delivery in stores.’
    • ‘There are several ivory carving factories in Douala, and I witnessed large carved tusks being wrapped for shipment to Italy.’
    • ‘The lines converge at their ends, where a complete set of seats is palletized and put on a rack for shipment.’
    • ‘These different market areas in turn imply that the average distance of shipment for different goods will be different.’
    • ‘Most fishing companies take pride in that they do final product inspections prior to shipment.’
    1. 1.1 A quantity of goods shipped; a consignment.
      ‘coal and oil shipments’
      • ‘They have ultimate control over when the shipments arrive at a booth and when they are picked up.’
      • ‘The Communist insurgents are waiting on a massive arms shipment in which to topple the current regime.’
      • ‘The defendants resold part of one shipment of lumber and later complained that the lumber was defective and refused to pay for it.’
      • ‘I can say with certainty that a lot of arms shipments have arrived during this peace period.’
      • ‘The planned nuclear shipment is being opposed by nations along its route, and could be greeted by a flotilla of protest boats in the Irish Sea.’
      • ‘We just received our first shipment, since they have resumed production, and they are as beautiful and well made as ever.’
      • ‘He once received a large shipment of American wheat for the kids in Shanti Bhavan.’
      • ‘A few hours after the shipment was delivered the place was stormed commando style.’
      • ‘Pharmacists refused to accept shipment of this product because they thought it was impure.’
      • ‘I must admit; I was not a pleasant person to be around until that next shipment of books came in.’
      • ‘After passing tests, the milk shipment is transferred from the tankers to six storage silos.’
      • ‘The ban is expected to cause a number of problems, including a delay of two to three months before another shipment can be received.’
      • ‘The ban is expected to cause a delay of two to three months before another food shipment can be received.’
      • ‘Marilyn and Roma stood by the shelves working together to put away part of the latest shipment of new books.’
      • ‘Listen, I'm going to be in the back cataloging the new shipment that just came in.’
      • ‘It is likely he who, with partners, exported a large cloth shipment in 1405.’
      • ‘He glanced back and saw the co-pilot looking out over the roads, probably looking to see if they had lost any of their shipment.’
      • ‘And when wildlife inspectors intercept illegal shipments of endangered and threatened animals, he is the first person called.’
      • ‘Yesterday was the day that we were supposed to be getting shipment of the influenza vaccine for the office.’
      • ‘By product, mobile processor shipments increased 13.6 percent and desktop processor shipments climbed 13 percent.’
      • ‘In response, the West Coast trucks awaiting that shipment either left empty or sat idly for the two days.’
      group, quantity, lot, bunch, mass, cluster, raft, set, collection, bundle, series, number
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Pronunciation

shipment

/ˈʃɪpmənt//ˈSHipmənt/