cargo

noun car·go \ ˈkär-(ˌ)gō \
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of cargo

plural cargoes or cargos
: the goods or merchandise conveyed in a ship, airplane, or vehicle : freight
  • Dock workers were unloading the ship's cargo.

Examples of cargo in a Sentence

  1. The ship was carrying a cargo of crude oil.

  2. we put all of our cargo on the pack animals and began our journey through the canyon

Recent Examples of cargo from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of cargo

Spanish, load, charge, from cargar to load, from Late Latin carricare — more at charge

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CARGO Defined for English Language Learners

cargo

Definition of cargo for English Language Learners

  • : something that is carried from one place to another by boat, airplane, etc.


CARGO Defined for Kids

cargo

noun car·go \ ˈkär-gō \

Definition of cargo for Students

plural cargoes or cargos
: the goods carried by a ship, airplane, or vehicle


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