An example of freight is raw lumber that is transported from loggers to a furniture factory.
The freight was more expensive for cars than for coal.
They shipped it ordinary freight to spare the expense.
Origin of freight
- Middle English fraught, freight from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht aik- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English freyght, from Middle Dutch vracht, Middle Low German vrecht (“cost of transport”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fra- (intensive prefix) + Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (“possession”), from Proto-Indo-European *eiḱ- (“to possess”), equivalent to for- + aught. Cognate with Old High German frēht (“earnings”), Old English ǣht (“owndom”). More at for-, own.