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DEMURRAGE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does demurrage mean? 

DEMURRAGE (noun)
  The noun DEMURRAGE has 2 senses:

1. a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
2. detention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure

  Familiarity information: DEMURRAGE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEMURRAGE (noun)


Sense 1demurrage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

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

charge (the price charged for some article or service)


Sense 2demurrage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Detention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

delay; holdup (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)


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