Definitions for cargoˈkɑr goʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

car•goˈkɑr goʊ(n.)(pl.)-goes, -gos.

  1. the load of goods carried by a ship, airplane, etc.; freight.

    Category: Transportation

  2. cargos,pants or shorts having several pleated and flapped pockets to hold bulky gear and small items.

  3. (adj.)of or being a style of pants or shorts with pleated pockets.

Origin of cargo:

1640–50; < Sp: a load, n. der. of cargar to load < LL carricāre; see charge

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignment(noun)

    goods carried by a large vehicle

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cargo(noun)ˈkɑr goʊ

    goods carried by ship, plane, or truck

    the ship's cargo of new cars


  1. cargo(Noun)

    Freight carried by a ship, aircraft etc.

  2. cargo(Noun)

    (Papua New Guinea) Western material goods.

  3. Origin: From cargo, from cargar, from carricare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cargo(noun)

    the lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight


  1. Cargo

    Cargo is goods or produce transported, generally for commercial gain, by ship or aircraft, although the term is now extended to intermodal train, van or truck. In modern times, containers are used in most long-haul cargo transport.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cargo' in Nouns Frequency: #2993

Translations for cargo

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a load of goods carried by a ship etc

a cargo of cotton.

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