What does freight mean?

Definitions for freightfreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word freight.

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


  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

  7. Origin: [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.]

Anagrams for freight »

  1. refight

  2. fighter


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Don Ake:

    Fleets are cautious as freight demand has cooled off this year.

  2. Erik Stavseth:

    Our view is that LNG freight rates will remain in the doldrums this year.

  3. Christian Buss:

    Air freight costs you $2 to $2.50 per garment ... versus 40 cents for putting it on a boat.

  4. Sokje Lee:

    Don't look for an increase in freight rates. Instead, the way to make money is to save costs.

  5. The FRA:

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

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