Definitions of freight

  1. goods carried by a large vehicle
  2. transport by freight
  3. the charge for transporting something by common carrier; " we pay the freight," or" the freight rate is usually cheaper"
  4. load with goods for transportation
  5. transport commercially as cargo
  6. 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.
  7. The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.
  8. The price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods.
  9. Freight transportation, or freight line.
  10. Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car.
  11. 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.
  12. transportation, or freight line.
  13. The goods with which a vessel, car, etc., is loaded; cargo; method of transporting bulky goods by common carriers, often slowly, as distinguished from express; the sum paid or charged for hauling goods.
  14. Used for hauling goods.
  15. To load with goods for hauling; hire or charter.
  16. The lading or cargo, esp. of a ship: merchandise, live stock and produce transported on other than fast express trains on American railways: the charge for transporting goods by water, or by rail.
  17. To load a ship.
  18. Lading of a ship, railway car, & c.; charge for transportation.
  19. To load as a ship, & c.
  20. To load; transport.
  21. Goods transported, or the price of transportation; that with which anything is laden.
  22. Freightage.
  23. Freighter.
  24. For transporting goods.
  25. The cargo or any part of the cargo of a ship; the sum charged or paid for the transportation of goods by water; goods transported by railway.
  26. To load with goods, as a ship, with a view to their transportation; to hire for this purpose.
  27. The cargo or part of the cargo of a ship; the hire of a ship; the charge or price for transporting goods by water.
  28. To load with goods for transport by water; to engage or hire for transport of goods.

Usage examples for freight

  1. This freight item amounts to a good deal in the course of a year. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  2. Now I am going to order that we do not pay you one dollar for freight. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  3. But now I learned he had not fought at all, he had been a mere commissary clerk moving rations and blankets on freight trains! – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  4. Time sped on, days, months, and some years had passed, since the first of the Michigan Central Railroad was built, and the cars running east and west loaded with passengers and freight, when one morning I heard a strange noise. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  5. As I headed across the railroad tracks that led to the docks, suddenly Sam and his gang appeared from around a freight car. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  6. But their teams usually came east with little freight, as the furs sent to Europe came down in carts, not one of which had so much iron as a nail in them, and which came in long, creaking trains, drawn by oxen or Indian ponies. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  7. I've telephoned to the freight agent. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  8. They are far cheaper than in Skerries, and it is the same freight to Whalsay. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. We was ridin' a fast freight goin' west. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  10. Daddy said it was about freight. – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  11. At this moment there is on the floor a row of chairs overturned, to make, not horses and carriages as they used to do in my young days, but a train of cars, and on one of them sits Arthur Elliott Greenleaf, representing at once engine, whistle, conductor and freight. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  12. We got quite friendly, and one night he said to me, 'There's a freight that stops here nearly due. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  13. He said, among other things, that when the railroads in France take freight they guarantee the time of delivery, if desired, and include an extra charge in the rate. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  14. 10, 272. What is the freight from there? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  15. Passing the angle of the freight depot brought the little harbor into full view. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  16. Meg wanted to go there first, but Sam was anxious to reach the freight station. – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  17. " A freight train in a Canadian river isn't a very uncommon object," Festing rejoined. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  18. His next task was to secure a freight. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  19. But I'm tired of this country and done with it, and I mean to pull my freight to- morrow. – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  20. When they came again to the surface, the little train with its handful of human freight had disappeared. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009