Fraught meaning

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The definition of fraught is filled with.

An example of fraught is a mystery story filled with plots and subplots.

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Filled with a specified element or elements; charged.

An incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.

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Marked by or causing distress; emotional.
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Freight; cargo.
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Filled, charged, or loaded (with)

A life fraught with hardship.

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Emotional, tense, anxious, distressing, etc.
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(Scotland) A load; a burden.
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(Scotland) Two bucketfuls (of water).
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(obsolete except in past participle) To load (a ship, cargo etc.).
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(of a cargo-carrier) Laden.
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(with with) Furnished, equipped.
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(figuratively, with with) Loaded up, charged or accompanied.
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Origin of fraught

  • Middle English past participle of fraughten to load from fraght cargo freight and from Middle Dutch vrachten to load (from vracht freight aik- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English, from Middle Dutch vracht or Middle Low German vracht (“freight money”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fra- (intensive prefix) + Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (“possession”), from Proto-Indo-European *eik'- (“to possess”). Cognate with Old High German frēht (“earnings”), Old English ǣht (“owndom”). More at for-, own.
    From Wiktionary