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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

Wiktionary

  1. freight(Noun)

    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. freight(Noun)

    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. freight(Noun)

    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. freight(Verb)

    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. freight(Verb)

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  3. Freight(noun)

    the price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods

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

  4. Freight(noun)

    freight transportation, or freight line

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

  5. Freight(adj)

    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. 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

    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. James Clapper:

    I think it is, i think John is sort of like a freight train, and he's going to say what's on his mind. I think, though, that the common denominator among all of us that have been speaking up, though, is a genuine concern about the jeopardy or threats to our institutions and values, and although we may express that in different ways. And I think that's what this really is about. But John and his rhetoric, I think, have become an issue in and of itself.

  2. Brittany Jencik:

    It was terrifying. I was a little ahead of them in the timing of it all. I was as afraid of my life as I had ever been, and not much scares me, she said, noting the illness hit her and her family like a freight train. Jencik said she and her children are now recovering and remain in isolation. Its not clear how she was initially exposed toCOVID-19. By the time the mom developed symptoms, her children had already been exposed. (iStock) EARLY SYMPTOM OF CORONAVIRUS MIGHT BE DIGESTIVE ISSUES: STUDY A friend who owns a professional cleaning service later sent a team of 12 to thoroughly disinfect their home, she said.The cleaners reportedly donned rubber hazmat suits as they cleaned the home over a two-hour period. I needed to know that I was protecting the people I love to the best extent I possibly could.

  3. Xan Fishman:

    The carbon fee and dividend plan is about 90 % of emissions reductions and the rest of it comes from various forms of innovation, the theory is : In the long run, we are going to be able to have renewables and emission free sources for power generation and we are going to have electric cars, but there are some trickier things to solve like moving freight. ... That is where direct air capture comes in.

  4. Joe McHugh:

    I think that's why the freight railroads got out of the business in the first place, it cost them a whole lot more money than they were making.

  5. Mark Carne:

    The railways are a vital public service and industrial action would have a massive impact on millions of passengers as well as freight distribution across Britain, we will do everything we can to keep our railways moving during these times of uncertainty and to stop the RMT from behaving in a way that will cause untold misery to our passengers and will hurt the economy.

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