Definition of Freight

1. Noun. Goods carried by a large vehicle.

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

2. Verb. Transport commercially as cargo.
Specialized synonyms: Air-freight, Air-ship, Airfreight
Generic synonyms: Transport
Derivative terms: Freightage, Freightage, Freighter

3. Noun. Transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates.
Exact synonyms: Freightage
Generic synonyms: Shipping, Transport, Transportation

4. Verb. Load with goods for transportation.
Generic synonyms: Charge
Derivative terms: Freightage, Freightage, Freighter

5. Noun. The charge for transporting something by common carrier. "The freight rate is usually cheaper"
Exact synonyms: Freight Rate, Freightage
Generic synonyms: Charge Per Unit, Rate

Definition of Freight

1. n. That with which anything is fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.; as, a freight of cotton; a full freight.

2. a. Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car.

3. v. t. To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight; as, to freight a ship; to freight a car.

Definition of Freight

1. Noun. Payment for transportation. ¹

2. Noun. Goods or items in transport. ¹

3. Noun. Transport of goods. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To transport (goods). ¹

5. Verb. To load with freight. ¹

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Definition of Freight

1. to load with goods for transportation [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Freight

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Literary usage of Freight

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Ship owner as carrier by water may retain the goods until the freight le paid. ... Words of a charter-party that the third Instalment of freight shall be ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1873)
"(Of freight, profits, and commissions.) — In France and Spain, freight not earned cannot be insured, and for the same reason that seamen's wages are not ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Lit Digest 51:1416 D 18 '15 Embargoes on export freight. ... See Elevators freight handling City congestion and the Increasing use of motor trucks. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"But the company has failed and refused to observe and charge the freight rates thus fixed on interstate shipments of freight on and over that road, ..."

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)
"(1) The plaintiff contracted with the defendant to insure his freight : an event happened which entitled him to abandon it to the plaintiff: the plaintiff ..."

6. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Railroad Commissioners, Oregon, Board of Railroad Commissioners (1889)
"PASSENGER, freight AND TRAIN MILEAGE. Column for Tonnage, Number Passengers, xum- ber Trains, Milt-ace. Number Cars. Item. Passenger Traffic- Number of ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"They could then have had no accurate knowledge of the amount of the freight, the general average and the insurance. They could not have known that the ..."

8. The Law Reports by James M. Moorsom, James Redfoord Bulwer, Alexander Mortimer, Henry Holroyd, John Edward Hall, Great Britain Court of Appeal (1876)
"HL (E.) because here the parties, by their charterparty, have agreed that 1876 the payment shall be the advance of half the freight, and that the ALLISON ..."

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