American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
- n. A burden; a load.
- n. Commercial transportation of goods.
- n. The charge for transporting goods. Also called freightage.
- n. A railway train carrying goods only.
- v. To convey commercially as cargo.
- v. To load with goods to be transported.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cargo, or any part of the cargo, of a ship; lading; that which is carried by water; in the United States and Canada, in general, anything carried for pay either by water or by land; the lading of a ship, canal-boat, railroad-car, wagon, etc.
- n. The price paid for the transportation of goods or merchandise by sea; by extension, in the United States and Canada, in general, the price paid for the transportation of goods or merchandise by land or by sea.
- n. In a more general sense, the price paid for the use of a ship, including the transportation of passengers.
- To load or lade with goods or merchandise for transportation: often used figuratively.
- To hire for the transportation of goods or merchandise.
- To carry or transport as freight.
- Same as fraught.
- n. Short for freight-train.
- n. Payment for transportation.
- n. Goods or items in transport.
- n. Transport of goods.
- v. transitive To transport (goods).
- v. To load with freight.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That with which anything is fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.
- n. The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.
- n. The price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods.
- n. Freight transportation, or freight line.
- adj. Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight.
- v. To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight
- n. goods carried by a large vehicle
- n. transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
- v. transport commercially as cargo
- n. the charge for transporting something by common carrier
- v. load with goods for transportation
- From Middle English freyght, from Middle Dutch vracht, Middle Low German vrecht ("cost of transport"), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fra- (intensive prefix) + Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (“possession”), from Proto-Indo-European *eiḱ- (“to possess”), equivalent to for- + aught. Cognate with Old High German frēht ("earnings"), Old English ǣht ("owndom"). More at for-, own. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English fraught, freight, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The economy is like a friggin freight train on a downgrade ....”
“Obviously an electrification of STRACNET and elimination of bottlenecks where bulk freight is interfering with container freight will capture the bulk of the very long truck hauls … what the 110mph system permits is capture of more medium distance business.”
“For the inaugural show, it is lined with Mr. Kuitca's "Le Sacre," 54 mattresses painted with random maps, an unintentional reference, perhaps, to the padding found in freight elevators.”
“The first half of January saw a tidal wave of shippers closing retail stores and factories, curbing current output and capital spending – measures that can only mean more declines in freight demand.”
“I guess we got a celebration comin ', seein' as we're going to pull up stakes an 'pull our freight from the old burg.”
“Guess the freight is less than the costs of taxes and regulations.”
“Not like Jack London, either, who was in Vera Cruz looking as if he'd hopped a freight from the Klondike.”
“We believe that the Midwest has faced discrimination in freight rates and that this discrimination has worked to retard the growth of the St. Lawrence Seaway, of our lake ports, and of our economy.”
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