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freight

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noun \ˈfrāt\

Simple Definition of freight

  • : goods that are carried by ships, trains, trucks, or airplanes

  • : the system by which goods are carried from one place to another

  • : the amount of money paid for carrying goods

Full Definition of freight

  1. 1 a :  the compensation paid for the transportation of goods b :  cost <help pay the freight>

  2. 2 a :  goods to be shipped :  cargo b :  load, burden c :  meaning 3, significance

  3. 3 a :  the ordinary transportation of goods by a common carrier and distinguished from express b :  a train designed or used for such transportation

Examples of freight

  1. trains that carry both passengers and freight

  2. The freight arrived by steamboat.

  3. The order was shipped by freight.



Origin of freight

Middle English, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht


First Known Use: 15th century

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freight

verb

Simple Definition of freight

  • : to send (goods) from one place to another

  • : to cause (something) to have or carry many things : to load or burden (something)

Full Definition of freight

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to load with goods for transportation b :  burden, charge <freighted with memories>

  3. 2 :  to transport or ship by freight

Examples of freight

  1. <it took six hours to freight the cargo airplane>



15th Century

First Known Use of freight

15th century



FREIGHT Defined for Kids

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freight

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noun \ˈfrāt\

Definition of freight

  1. 1 :  goods or cargo carried by a ship, train, truck, or airplane

  2. 2 :  the carrying (as by truck) of goods from one place to another <The order was shipped by freight.>

  3. 3 :  the amount paid (as to a shipping company) for carrying goods

  4. 4 :  a train that carries freight




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freight

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verb

Definition of freight

freight·edfreight·ing

  1. :  to send by train, truck, airplane, or ship





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