Freight meaning

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Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
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A railway train carrying goods only.
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To transport as or send by freight.
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To load with goods to be transported.
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A burden; a load.
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The goods transported; lading; cargo.
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To convey commercially as cargo.
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The cost for such transportation.
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A method or service for transporting goods, esp. bulky goods, by water, land, or air: freight is usually cheaper but slower than express.
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The definition of freight is cargo or goods transported by truck or other means of transportation, or the amount you are charged to transport goods.

An example of freight is raw lumber that is transported from loggers to a furniture factory.

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Any load or burden.
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To load with freight.
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To load; burden.
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Payment for transportation.

The freight was more expensive for cars than for coal.

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The freight shifted and the trailer turned over on the highway.

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Transport of goods.

They shipped it ordinary freight to spare the expense.

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To transport (goods).
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To load with freight.
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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.

    From Wiktionary