from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
- noun A burden; a load.
- noun Commercial transportation of goods.
- noun The charge for transporting goods.
- noun A railway train carrying goods only.
- transitive verb To convey commercially as cargo.
- transitive verb To load with goods to be transported.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun Short for
- Same as
- noun 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.
- noun 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.
- noun In a more general sense, the price paid for the use of a ship, including the transportation of passengers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight.
- adjective a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods.
- adjective See under
- adjective a railroad train made up of freight cars; -- called in England
- noun That with which anything is fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.
- noun The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.
- noun The price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods.
- noun Freight transportation, or freight line.
- transitive 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
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Goodsor itemsin transport.
- noun Transport of goods.
- verb transitive To
- verb To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun goods carried by a large vehicle
- noun transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
- verb transport commercially as cargo
- noun the charge for transporting something by common carrier
- verb load with goods for transportation
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English fraught, freight, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht; see aik- in Indo-European roots.]
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
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