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noun, noun, used as a suffix, counter

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English Meaning(s) for 船

  1. ship; boat; watercraft; vessel; seaplane (舟 is often small and hand-propelled)
  2. tank; tub; vat; trough
noun, used as a suffix, counter
  1. counter for boat-shaped containers (e.g. of sashimi)

Definition and Synonyms for 船

Boat a small vessel for travel on water
Synonyms: ボート, バッテラ, 小舟, 端艇, 舟艇, ,
Ship a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Synonyms: シップ, , 船腹, 船舶
Vessel a craft designed for water transportation
Synonyms: 舟艇, , 船舶
Vessel an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
Synonyms: コンテナ, 入れ物, , , 器物, 容器, , , 物入れ,
Cisterna a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
Synonyms: , ,

Meanings for each kanji in 船

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Categories 船 is a member of

Container any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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Vessel a craft designed for water transportation
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Craft a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
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Sac a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 船

Sample Sentences for 船

The ship set sail.
The ship will set sail for Hong Kong tomorrow at 3 p.m.
The ship is sailing at three.
This boat goes through the jungle.
Our ship was approaching the harbor.

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