Definition of Cargo

1. Noun. Goods carried by a large vehicle.

Exact synonyms: Consignment, Freight, Lading, Load, Loading, Payload, Shipment
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware
Derivative terms: Freight, Lade, Load, Load, Ship

Definition of Cargo

1. n. The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight.

Definition of Cargo

1. Noun. Freight carried by a ship, aircraft etc. ¹

2. Noun. (''Papua New Guinea'') Western material goods. ¹

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Definition of Cargo

1. conveyed merchandise [n -GOS or -GOES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cargo

cargo (current term)
cargo area
cargo bin
cargo bins
cargo container
cargo cult
cargo cults
cargo deck
cargo door
cargo hatch
cargo helicopter
cargo hold
cargo jack
cargo liner
cargo net

Literary usage of Cargo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Suggestion is that the cargo was separated from the ship; but the mere fact that the cargo is unladen, although it is done in part for the purpose of saving ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"Power to sell Ship or cargo. —* The master in the *173 course of the voyage, and when it becomes necessary, may also sell part of ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1912)
"2946), § 3, leaves such owner free to make a valid contract with the cargo owners under which contribution in general average may be enforced for sacrifices ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by William Johnson (1860)
"original cargo as remained unsold, he proceeded to Messina, where he disposed of the whole cargo, and invested the proceeds in wine, and oil, &c., ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"That the refusal of the Russian Government to permit the ship to unload her outward cargo, was, in effect, and within the meaning of the contracting parties ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Horace Binney Wallace (1849)
"18*. per ton, the freight to be paid on unloading and right delivery of the cargo, one-third in cash on arrival at the port of destination, ..."

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