The act of taking two fictional or non-fictional characters, and personally wishing for them to either be in love, or for them to have sex.

The term has many background terms.

If you are a person who wants to characters/people shipped, you are a shipper.

The term is changed to "Sailing Ship" whenever the ship that was made becomes successful. For example: two fictional characters falling in love after multiple ships of said characters were made.
"Jesus Christ, my hormones are shipping Cait and Frodo so fucking hard right now."

"Never knew that Rick and Michonne's ship would sail."
by Squirrel_Live May 25, 2019
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usually two people who you ship. meaning that you either want them to become an item, kiss or enter into a romantic/sexual relationship or all of the above. usually when you ship someone, you smile when they interact somehow or become extremely giddy when they do something together.
person: i totally ship dean and castiel!
person 2: no way, me too!
person 3: i don't ship them that much. i ship castiel and meg more, to be honest.
by poroporo May 25, 2016
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A romantic relationSHIP between two people or characters. You shouldn't ship to people that are already in a relationship, because they really don't need it.
Lu : Hey , Lilly, I really ship Error and Ink!
Lilly : ok
Lu : I also ship Dust and Blueberry!
Lilly : ok, I get it...
Lu and I also ship Geno and reaper!
Lilly : I FUCKING GET IT!!!
Lu : and-
Lilly : FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!
Lu : why you weren't adopted by anyone
Lilly : what about our parents- wait... I'm adopted!?!?!
Lu : yeah, my parents weren't that smart.
by Lu the look-a-like June 03, 2018
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The act of one wanting/supporting two individuals involved in a romantic relationship
Person 1- Will and Nico would be so cute together

Person 2- Shipping?
Person 1- Shipping!
by The_PJO_Fangirl July 13, 2015
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A verb used to describe the action of wishing for two people to enter a relationship (whether romantic or occasionally platonic) in books, movies, tv shows or real life. Shipping can often happen involuntarily, and it is the majority of what happens on the website, Tumblr. There are some very popular ships, some unpopular, as well as often lots of controversy between ships from the same fandom.
"Do you ship Klaroline, or Steroline?"

"Omigod. I am definitely shipping Olicity."
by S.C.Moffatt October 18, 2014
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A term used to describe fan fictions that take previously created characters and put them as a pair. It usually refers to romantic relationships, but it can refer platonic ones as well. (Just think of "shipping" as short for "relationSHIP".)
It generally uses the initials of the characters shipped or a combination of the names, though this is not a rule.

AMshipping
AM-shipping
AM shipping
Ash & Misty shipping
Ashistyshipping
by Aiya March 06, 2005
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N: Short for romantic relationship, popularized in fanfiction circles.

V: To endorse a romantic relationship.

N: I see a 'ship developing between Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

V: I ship Ron/Hermione
by magwana April 13, 2003
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