Freight

  • 1 Freight — (fr[=a]t), a. Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car. [1913 Webster] {Freight agent}, a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods. {Freight car}. See under… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 freight — I noun article of commerce, cargo, carload, consignment, freightage, goods, lading, load, merchandise, onus, packages, pay load, shipment II index cargo, load, merchandise, send …

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  • 3 Freight — (fr[=a]t), n. [F. fret, OHG. fr[=e]ht merit, reward. See {Fraught}, n.] 1. 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 …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 freight — [frāt] n. [ME freit, fraught < MDu vracht: see FRAUGHT] 1. a method or service for transporting goods, esp. bulky goods, by water, land, or air: freight is usually cheaper but slower than express 2. the cost for such transportation 3. the… …

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  • 6 freight|er — «FRAY tuhr», noun. 1. any ship or aircraft that carries mainly freight: »He arrived…to investigate the take off crash of a Bristol freighter in which the crew of three had died (Maclean s). 2. a person who loads a ship. 3. a person whose… …

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  • 7 freight — (izg. frȅjt) m DEFINICIJA pristojba koja se plaća za vožnju, za prijevoz; vozarina SINTAGMA freight collect (izg. freight kolȅkt) ekon. izraz koji upozorava da vozarina nije plaćena unaprijed ETIMOLOGIJA engl …

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  • 8 freight — ► NOUN 1) transport of goods in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft. 2) goods transported by freight. ► VERB 1) transport by freight. 2) (be freighted with) be laden or burdened with. ORIGIN Dutch and Low German vrecht …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 freight — early 13c., fraght, from M.Du. or M.L.G. vracht, vrecht, meaning originally cost of transport and probably from a lost Old Frisian word, from P.Gmc. *fra aihtiz absolute possession, property (Cf. O.H.G. freht earnings ), from *fra , intensive… …

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  • 10 freight — n cargo, *load, burden, lading …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 freight — [n] goods being shipped bales, ballast, bulk, burden, carriage, consignment, contents, conveyance, encumbrance, fardel, haul, lading, load, merchandise, pack, packages, payload, shipment, shipping, tonnage, transportation, wares, weight; concept… …

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  • 12 freight — A transportation term meaning either goods being transported, and/or charges incurred for such transport. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. freight freight 1 [freɪt] noun [uncountable] 1. TRANSPORT goods carried in large quantities by… …

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  • 13 freight — 01. We had to pay more in [freight] to have our books delivered than the cost of the books themselves. 02. In 1914, a British passenger ship collided with a Norwegian [freighter] in the St. Lawrence River, killing over 1,000 people. 03. In a… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 freight — freightless, adj. /frayt/, n. 1. goods, cargo, or lading transported for pay, whether by water, land, or air. 2. the ordinary conveyance or means of transport of goods provided by common carriers (distinguished from express): Shipping by freight… …

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  • 15 freight — I UK [freɪt] / US noun [uncountable] Word forms freight : singular freight plural freights * goods that are carried by vehicles a rail network equipped to carry both passengers and freight a) the transport system that carries goods rail/air… …

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  • 16 freight — freight1 [ freıt ] noun * 1. ) uncount goods that are carried by vehicles: a railroad network equipped for both passengers and freight a ) the transportation system that carries goods: rail/air freight: The medical supplies were shipped by air… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 freight — n. goods, cargo 1) to carry; handle; ship freight freight train (colloq.) 2) to hop, jump ( board ) a freight * * * [freɪt] handle jump ( board ) a freight ship freight [ freight train ] (colloq.) to hop [ goods, cargo ] to carry …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 freight — 1) The transport of goods by sea (sea freight) or air (air freight). 2) The goods so transported. 3) The cost of shipping goods for a particular voyage by sea or by air. Freight is charged on the basis of weight (see deadweight cargo) or the… …

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  • 19 freight — af·freight; af·freight·ment; freight·age; freight; freight·er; af·freight·er; …

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  • 20 freight — freight1 [freıt] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: vracht, vrecht] 1.) [U] goods that are carried by ship, train, or aircraft, and the system of moving these goods ▪ freight services ▪ We ll send your personal belongings by air freight… …

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