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CONSIGNMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does consignment mean? 

CONSIGNMENT (noun)
  The noun CONSIGNMENT has 3 senses:

1. goods carried by a large vehicle
2. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
3. the delivery of goods for sale or disposal

  Familiarity information: CONSIGNMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSIGNMENT (noun)


Sense 1consignment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Goods carried by a large vehicle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lading; freight; consignment; cargo; shipment; payload; load; loading

Hypernyms ("consignment" is a kind of...):

merchandise; product; ware (commodities offered for sale)


Sense 2consignment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

committal; consignment; commitment

Hypernyms ("consignment" is a kind of...):

confinement (the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them)


Sense 3consignment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The delivery of goods for sale or disposal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("consignment" is a kind of...):

bringing; delivery (the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail))


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