What does freight mean?

Definitions for freight
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignmentnoun

    goods carried by a large vehicle

  2. freight, freightagenoun

    transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates

  3. freight, freightage, freight rateverb

    the charge for transporting something by common carrier

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

  4. freightverb

    transport commercially as cargo

  5. freightverb

    load with goods for transportation

Wiktionary

  1. freightnoun

    Payment for transportation.

    The freight was more expensive for cars than for coal.

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

  2. freightnoun

    Goods or items in transport.

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

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

  3. freightnoun

    Transport of goods.

    They shipped it ordinary freight to spare the expense.

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

  4. freightverb

    To transport (goods).

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

  5. freightverb

    To load with freight.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freightnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. fret, OHG. frht merit, reward. See Fraught, n.]

  2. Freightnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. fret, OHG. frht merit, reward. See Fraught, n.]

  3. Freightnoun

    the price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods

    Etymology: [F. fret, OHG. frht merit, reward. See Fraught, n.]

  4. Freightnoun

    freight transportation, or freight line

    Etymology: [F. fret, OHG. frht merit, reward. See Fraught, n.]

  5. Freightadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. fret, OHG. frht merit, reward. See Fraught, n.]

  6. Freightverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. fret, OHG. frht merit, reward. See Fraught, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Freight

    frāt, n. the lading or cargo, esp. of a ship; the charge for transporting goods by water.—v.t. to load a ship.—ns. Freight′age, money paid for freight; Freight′er, one who freights a vessel. [Prob. Old Dut. vrecht, a form of vracht.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. freight

    By former English maritime law it became the mother of wages, as the crew were obliged to moor the ship on her return in the docks or forfeit them. So severely was the axiom maintained, that if a ship was lost by misfortune, tempest, enemy, or fire, wages also were forfeited, because the freight out of which they were to arise had perished with it. This harsh measure was intended to augment the care of the seamen for the welfare of the ship, but no longer holds, for by the merchant shipping act it is enacted that no right of wages shall be dependent on the earning of freight; in cases of wreck, however, proof that a man has not done his utmost bars his claim. Also, for the burden or lading of a ship. (See DEAD-FREIGHT.) Also, a duty of 50 sols per ton formerly paid to the government of France by the masters of foreign vessels going in or out of the several ports of that kingdom. All vessels not built in France were accounted foreign unless two-thirds of the crew were French. The Dutch and the Hanse towns were exempted from this duty of freight.--To freight a vessel, means to employ her for the carriage of goods and passengers.

Anagrams for freight »

  1. refight

  2. fighter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of freight in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of freight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of freight in a Sentence

  1. Representative Bill Shuster:

    A strong, healthy and well-functioning freight rail system is critical to the movement of goods in this country, however, CP’s pursuit of a merger over the last two years has done nothing but create uncertainty in the rail industry, and there continues to be no clear path forward for such an arrangement.

  2. Carsten Spohr:

    In air freight, due to the major unprecedented bottlenecks in global supply chains, the boom has even increased since the end of the summer holidays.

  3. Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti:

    Inflationary factors abound : higher labor costs, higher freight costs, higher transportation demand, along with container shortages and port delays, increased demand in certain product categories, various shortages of everything from computer chips to oils and chemicals, higher commodities prices, it's a lot of fun right now.

  4. Jillian Cannan:

    Then they started coming by freight trucks on pallets in our driveway.

  5. The FRA:

    The removal and replacement of these valves are not expected to significantly disrupt freight rail traffic.

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