from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Filled with a specified element or elements; charged: an incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.
- adj. Marked by or causing distress; emotional: "an account of a fraught mother-daughter relationship” ( Francesca Simon).
- n. Scots Freight; cargo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The hire of a ship or boat to transport cargo.
- n. Money paid to hire a ship or boat to transport cargo; freight
- n. The transportation of goods, especially in a ship or boat.
- n. A ship's cargo, lading or freight.
- n. A load; a burden.
- n. Two bucketfuls (of water).
- v. To load (a ship, cargo etc.).
- adj. Laden.
- adj. Furnished, equipped.
- adj. Loaded-up, charged or accompanied.
- adj. Distressed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A freight; a cargo.
- adj. Freighted; laden; filled; stored; charged.
- transitive v. To freight; to load; to burden; to fill; to crowd.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A load; cargo; freight (of a ship).
- n. The sum paid for the transportation of a load or cargo. Compare fraught-money.
- To lade; load; freight (a ship).
- Figuratively, to fill; store; charge.
- To form or make up the freight of a vessel; constitute a vessel's freight or cargo.
- Freighted; laden; loaded; charged; replete: chiefly in figurative use: as, a vessel richly fraught with goods from India; a scheme fraught with mischief.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. filled with or attended with
- adj. marked by distress
Middle English, past participle of fraughten, to load, from fraght, cargo; see freight, and from Middle Dutch vrachten, to load (from vracht, freight; see aik- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Middle Dutch vracht or Middle Low German vracht ("freight money"), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fra- (intensive prefix) + Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (“possession”), from Proto-Indo-European *eik'- (“to possess”). Cognate with Old High German frēht ("earnings"), Old English ǣht ("owndom"). More at for-, own. (Wiktionary)