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freight

freight

 
 
pronunciation:
freIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: goods or cargo shipped by commercial transport, or the fee charged for such shipping.
They loaded the freight onto the ship.The barge was used to carry freight up the river.The freight for the package was only six dollars.
synonyms:
cargo, cartage, freightage
similar words:
charge, goods, load, merchandise, shipment
definition 2: any load or burden.
He could no longer bear the freight of these terrifying emotions.
synonyms:
burden, load
similar words:
baggage, weight
definition 3: a train that carries goods or livestock, but no passengers.
The freights come through here at all hours of the night.Having no money, he boarded a freight and slept among some cows.
synonyms:
freight train
similar words:
boxcar, transport
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: freighted, freighting, freights
definition 1: to load with goods to be transported.
The ship was freighted in Boston.
synonyms:
lade
similar words:
load
definition 2: to transport or send as freight.
The cars were freighted overseas.
synonyms:
ship
similar words:
carry, convey, haul, transport, truck
definition 3: to load or fill.
His stare was freighted with menace.
synonyms:
charge, lade
similar words:
fill, load
derivation: freightless (adj.)
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