What does freight mean?

Definitions for freight
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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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  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. Michael Tran:

    Tanker rates need to re-rate back to economically palatable levels to entice U.S. exports, the astronomical freight rates of last few days had eroded export economics from the Gulf Coast.

  2. Peter Gerber:

    Yields, or the average price per kilogram of freight, are down 15-20 percent compared with last year, it's a landslide.

  3. Zen Yaworsky:

    All of us had to learn how to manage the supply chain, how to manage third-party logistics providers, how to manage freight, how to manage working capital on a much earlier purchase than previously, m&S now have to develop negotiation capability to go into a factory and negotiate from a position of intelligence.

  4. Shervin Pishevar:

    Hyperloop can improve life dramatically for the 16 million people in the greater Moscow area, cutting their commute to a fraction of what it is today, our longer term vision is to work with Russia to implement a transformative new Silk Road: a cargo Hyperloop that whisks freight containers from China to Europe in a day.

  5. Representative Bill Shuster:

    I do not believe it is in the best interests of the U.S. freight transportation system, railroad employees, rail shippers and the short line railroads, i have expressed my concerns to the appropriate federal agency and I believe it is time for all parties to move on from hypothetical merger proposals and focus on improving the transportation of goods and products to help grow the American economy.

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