Meaning of freight

freight

Pronunciation: (frāt), [key]
— 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 is less expensive.
  3. the charges, fee, or compensation paid for such transportation: We pay the freight.
  4. (esp. in Britain) the cargo, or any part of the cargo, of a vessel; merchandise transported by water.
  5. transportation of goods by water.
  6. See
  7. cost or price, esp. when high: I'd like a larger house, but can't afford the freight.
—v.t.
  1. to load; burden: a story heavily freighted with private meaning.
  2. to load with goods or merchandise for transportation: It took all night to freight the ship.
  3. to transport as freight; send by freight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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