Definitions for freightfreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. goods, cargo, or lading transported for pay.

    Category: Business

  2. the ordinary means of transport of goods provided by common carriers.

    Category: Business

  3. the charges for such transportation.

    Category: Business

  4. Category: Railroads

    Ref: freight train.

  5. Slang. cost; price.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (v.t.)to load; burden.

  7. to load with goods or merchandise for transportation.

  8. to transport as freight.

Origin of freight:

1350–1400; < MD or MLG vrecht

Princeton's WordNet

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

    goods carried by a large vehicle

  2. freight, freightage(noun)

    transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates

  3. freight, freightage, freight rate(verb)

    the charge for transporting something by common carrier

    "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is usually cheaper"

  4. freight(verb)

    transport commercially as cargo

  5. freight(verb)

    load with goods for transportation

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. freight(noun)ɪt

    goods being carried by plane, ship, train, or truck, or the systems for carrying goods

    the costs of carrying freight such long distances; air freight


  1. freight(Noun)

    Payment for transportation.

    The freight was more expensive for cars than for coal.

  2. freight(Noun)

    Goods or items in transport.

    The freight shifted and the trailer turned over on the highway.

  3. freight(Noun)

    Transport of goods.

    They shipped it ordinary freight to spare the expense.

  4. freight(Verb)

    To transport (goods).

  5. freight(Verb)

    To load with freight.

  6. Origin: From freyght, from vracht, vrecht, ultimately from + aihtiz, from eiḱ-, equivalent to . Cognate with freht, æht. More at for-, own.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freight(noun)

    that with which anything in fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.; as, a freight of cotton; a full freight

  2. Freight(noun)

    the sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired

  3. Freight(noun)

    the price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods

  4. Freight(noun)

    freight transportation, or freight line

  5. Freight(adj)

    employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car

  6. Freight(verb)

    to load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight; as, to freight a ship; to freight a car

Anagrams of freight

  1. refight

  2. fighter

Translations for freight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


goods being carried from place to place

air-freight; (also adjective) a freight train.

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