An Explanation

What it Means

A couple. Two people one thinks should date, or likes that they do/did. Usually combines the two names to make a ship name, i.e.: Dan and Phil= Phan. Usually the boy's name goes first, however it is used. It can combine the last names to such as Howell+Lester= Howelter. A rare form of a ship name is one name inside another, such as louis+eleanor=elounor(i don't ship it). A ship is the couple. To ship something is to suppourt the ship. Shipping is when you create ships. Ships are most commonly used in fandoms or with celebrities, but are also used for people you know. Also commonly used for fictional characters.
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Here is some examples of ships: