Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See freight.
  • n. Cargo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

From freight +‎ -age. (Wiktionary)

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.

    TELEVISION APPEARANCE ON CHANNEL 2

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

    Chapter 9

  • 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.

    Chapter 31

  • 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.

    CHAPTER XV

  • 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.

    CHAPTER XIX

  • 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.

    CHAPTER II

  • "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.

    Ratification

  • From off the boundless harvest fields the grain was carried in June, and it is now stacked in sacks along the track, awaiting freightage.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Though all the little circumstances of that envelope, with its rich but perilous freightage, came back upon me from time to time with an exactness that has appeared to me to be almost marvellous, yet I have told myself that it was not so!

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

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