freight


freight
freight NOUN 1) transport of goods in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft. 2) goods transported by freight.
VERB 1) transport by freight. 2) (be freighted with) be laden or burdened with.
ORIGIN Dutch and Low German vrecht, from vracht 'ship's cargo' .

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  • Freight — (fr[=a]t), n. [F. fret, OHG. fr[=e]ht merit, reward. See {Fraught}, n.] 1. That with which anything is 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Freight — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freight — [frāt] n. [ME freit, fraught < MDu vracht: see FRAUGHT] 1. a method or service for transporting goods, esp. bulky goods, by water, land, or air: freight is usually cheaper but slower than express 2. the cost for such transportation 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • freight|er — «FRAY tuhr», noun. 1. any ship or aircraft that carries mainly freight: »He arrived…to investigate the take off crash of a Bristol freighter in which the crew of three had died (Maclean s). 2. a person who loads a ship. 3. a person whose… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • freight — early 13c., fraght, from M.Du. or M.L.G. vracht, vrecht, meaning originally cost of transport and probably from a lost Old Frisian word, from P.Gmc. *fra aihtiz absolute possession, property (Cf. O.H.G. freht earnings ), from *fra , intensive… …   Etymology dictionary

  • freight — n cargo, *load, burden, lading …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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