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 History of this Word

"ship" is from "scipe" spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ship" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates quality, state, status, skill, or collective body. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ship illustration The number of scholarships available are almost endless for students who wish to apply themselves.
-ship illustration My penmanship was good enough to be legible.