Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Cargo.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Freight; lading; cargo: also used figuratively.
  • noun The carrying or transportation of merchandise, etc.
  • noun Money paid for the carriage of goods or merchandise: charge for the transportation of goods. See freight, n., 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The charge for transportation; the expense of carriage.
  • noun The transportation of freight.
  • noun Freight; cargo; lading. Milton.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The transportation of goods.
  • noun The price of transporting goods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
  • noun the charge for transporting something by common carrier

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From freight +‎ -age.

Examples

  • Office of Maritime Development, so that we may have the right to claim our share in the purchase and sale freightage, which is the only by which we can maintain the Merchant Marine.

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  • I, too, could call for small beers and minimise by two - thirds the detestable freightage with which comradeship burdened one.

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  • While Kwaque obeyed, the mate sounded the well for the last time, reporting three feet and a half, and the lighter freightage of the starboard boat was tossed in by the sailors.

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  • All that exists is the Elsinore, with her queer human freightage and her cargo of coal, cleaving a rotund of ocean of which the skyline is a dozen miles away.

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  • But some strains of germplasm carry an excessive freightage of memories -- are, to be scientific, more atavistic than other strains; and such a strain is mine.

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  • And while Martin told him, he was busy studying Brissenden, ranging from a long, lean, aristocratic face and drooping shoulders to the overcoat on a neighboring chair, its pockets sagged and bulged by the freightage of many books.

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  • "Surely I shall never miss it," I said, and I had in mind the dark gray suit with the pockets draggled from the freightage of many books — books that had spoiled more than one day's fishing sport.

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  • Moreover, once Northern shippers monopolized trade with the South, as they would under regulations adopted by a Congress dominated by the North, they would charge whatever freightage they thought proper to impose.

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  • Moreover, once Northern shippers monopolized trade with the South, as they would under regulations adopted by a Congress dominated by the North, they would charge whatever freightage they thought proper to impose.

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  • Moreover, once Northern shippers monopolized trade with the South, as they would under regulations adopted by a Congress dominated by the North, they would charge whatever freightage they thought proper to impose.

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