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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


  1. freightnoun

    Payment for transportation.

    The freight was more expensive for cars than for coal.

  2. freightnoun

    Goods or items in transport.

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

  3. freightnoun

    Transport of goods.

    They shipped it ordinary freight to spare the expense.

  4. freightverb

    To transport (goods).

  5. freightverb

    To load with freight.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Freightnoun

    He clears the deck, receives the mighty freight;
    The leaky vessel groans beneath the weight. John Dryden, Æn.

  2. To Freightverb

    preter. freighted; part. fraught;

    Etymology: fretter, French.

    The princes
    Have to the port of Athens sent their ships,
    Fraught with the ministers and instruments
    Of cruel war. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Prologue.

    Nor is, indeed, that man less mad than these,
    Who freights a ship to venture on the seas;
    With one frail interposing plank to save
    From certain death, roll’d on by ev’ry wave. John Dryden, Juv.

    Freighted with iron, from my native land
    I steer my voyage. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. i.

    I would
    Have sunk the sea within the earth, or ere
    It should the good ship so have swallow’d, and
    The freighting souls within her. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

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

  2. Freightnoun

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

  3. Freightnoun

    the price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods

  4. Freightnoun

    freight transportation, or freight line

  5. Freightadjective

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

  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

  7. 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. fighter

  2. refight

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  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. Ardelio Vargas:

    The consequences of a railroad accident with 700 or 1,200 migrants on board would have been very regrettable, we can't be so irresponsible as to allow migrants to continue risking their lives on a freight line that has all the deficiencies it has.

  2. Sokje Lee:

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

  3. Beth White:

    People are really clamoring to get up there, people have been dreaming about it since the 1990s, when most of the freight service went away.

  4. Ehsan Ul Haq:

    There is a possibility of a swap deal between Rosneft and Essar, which may have got a deep discount in prices to justify freight for a long haul crude.

  5. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    This is not a trader's market, it is a freight train that you want to stay in sync with. There's too much order and belief in markets in spite of big losses.

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. transpire
    • B. abase
    • C. abash
    • D. abhor

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