Meaning of “spaceship” in the English Dictionary

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"spaceship" in British English

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spaceshipnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspeɪs.ʃɪp/ us /ˈspeɪs.ʃɪp/


  • A spaceship must match its speed before it can connect with the station.
  • Does it sound unlikely that spaceships full of miners may someday travel to outer space?
  • In 1865, the French writer Jules Verne published a novel about three men who traveled in a spaceship to the moon.
  • In addition, your spaceship needs enough room in it to bring the valuable minerals back to Earth.
  • Just over one hundred years later, the USA successfully sent its three-man Apollo 11 spaceship to the surface of the moon.
  • Obviously such a journey for humans would be a voyage of no return, and is presently impossible without a way of producing the necessary air, food, and equipment on the spaceship.

(Definition of “spaceship” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)