fraught


1fraught

noun \ˈfrt\

Definition of FRAUGHT

chiefly Scottish
:  load, cargo

Origin of FRAUGHT

Middle English, freight, load, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht
First Known Use: 14th century

2fraught

verb
fraught·ed or fraughtfraught·ing

Definition of FRAUGHT

transitive verb
chiefly Scottish
:  load, freight

Origin of FRAUGHT

Middle English fraughten, from 1fraught
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with FRAUGHT

3fraught

adjective \ˈfrt\

: causing or having a lot of emotional stress or worry

Full Definition of FRAUGHT

1
archaic
a :  laden
b :  well supplied or provided
2
:  full of or accompanied by something specified —used with with <a situation fraught with danger>
3
:  causing or characterized by emotional distress or tension :  uneasy <a fraught relationship>

Examples of FRAUGHT

  1. <every room in my childhood home is fraught with memories>
  2. <had a fraught meeting with his estranged wife to discuss a divorce settlement>

Origin of FRAUGHT

Middle English, from past participle of fraughten
First Known Use: 14th century

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