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Meaning of FREIGHT

Pronunciation:  freyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
  2. [n]  goods carried by a large vehicle
  3. [n]  the charge for transporting something by common carrier; "we pay the freight," or"the freight rate is usually cheaper"
  4. [v]  load with goods for transportation
  5. [v]  transport by freight

FREIGHT is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: cargo, consignment, freight rate, freightage, freightage, lading, load, loading, payload, shipment
 See Also: charge, charge per unit, merchandise, product, rate, shipping, transport, transport, transportation, wares



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Freight\, n. [F. fret, OHG. fr?ht merit, reward. See
    {Fraught}, n.]
    1. 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
    2. (Law)
       (a) The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a
           ship for the use of what is thus hired.
       (b) The price paid a common carrier for the carriage of
           goods. --Wharton.
    3. Freight transportation, or freight line.
  2. \Freight\, a.
    Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with
    freight; as, a freight car.
    {Freight agent}, a person employed by a transportation
       company to receive, forward, or deliver goods.
    {Freight car}. See under {Car}.
    {Freight train}, a railroad train made up of freight cars; --
       called in England goods train.
  3. \Freight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Freighted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Freighting}.] [Cf. F. freter.]
    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.
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