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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FREIGHT, n. frate. [L. fero; formed like bright.]
1. The cargo, or any part of the cargo of a ship; lading; that which is carried by water. The freight of a ship consists of cotton; the ship has not a full freight; the owners have advertised for freight; freight will be paid for by the ton.
2. Transportation of goods. We paid four dollars a ton for the freight from London to Barcelona.
3. The hire of a ship, or money charged or paid for the transportation of goods. After paying freight and charges, the profit is trifling.
1. To load with goods, as a ship or vessel of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another. We freighted the ship for Amsterdam; the ship was freighted with flour for Havana.
2. To load as the burden.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: goods carried by a large vehicle [syn: cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignment]
2: transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates [syn: freight, freightage]
3: the charge for transporting something by common carrier; "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is usually cheaper" [syn: freight, freightage, freight rate] v
1: transport commercially as cargo
2: load with goods for transportation

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht Date: 15th century 1. a. the compensation paid for the transportation of goods b. cost <help pay the freight> 2. a. goods to be shipped ; cargo b. load, burden c. meaning 3, significance 3. a. the ordinary transportation of goods by a common carrier and distinguished from express b. a train designed or used for such transportation II. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. to load with goods for transportation b. burden, charge <freighted with memories> 2. to transport or ship by freight

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 the transport of goods in containers or by water or air or US by land. 2 goods transported; cargo. 3 a charge for transportation of goods. 4 the hire of a ship or aircraft for transporting goods. 5 a load or burden. --v.tr. 1 transport (goods) as freight. 2 load with freight. 3 hire or let out (a ship) for the carriage of goods and passengers. Phrases and idioms: freight ton see TON(1). Etymology: MDu., MLG vrecht var. of vracht: cf. FRAUGHT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Freight Freight, n. [F. fret, OHG. fr?ht merit, reward. See Fraught, n.] 1. That with which anything in 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Freight Freight, a. Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car. Freight agent, a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods. Freight car. See under Car. Freight train, a railroad train made up of freight cars; -- called in England goods train.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Freight Freight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Freighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Freighting.] [Cf. F. freter.] 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(freights, freighting, freighted) 1. Freight is the movement of goods by lorries, trains, ships, or aeroplanes. France derives 16% of revenue from air freight. 2. Freight is goods that are transported by lorries, trains, ships, or aeroplanes. 90% of managers wanted to see more freight carried by rail. N-UNCOUNT 3. When goods are freighted, they are transported in large quantities over a long distance. From these ports the grain is freighted down to Addis Ababa. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed adv/prep

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Load, lade, charge, burden or burthen. II. n. 1. Cargo, lading, load, burden. 2. Freightage, freight money, charge for freight.

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