Freight definitions

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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 cost for such transportation.
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The goods transported; lading; cargo.
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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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To transport as or send by freight.
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Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
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A burden; a load.
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A railway train carrying goods only.
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To convey commercially as cargo.
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To load with goods to be transported.
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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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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

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.