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FREIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does freight mean? 

FREIGHT (noun)
  The noun FREIGHT has 3 senses:

1. goods carried by a large vehicle
2. transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
3. the charge for transporting something by common carrier

  Familiarity information: FREIGHT used as a noun is uncommon.


FREIGHT (verb)
  The verb FREIGHT has 2 senses:

1. transport commercially as cargo
2. load with goods for transportation

  Familiarity information: FREIGHT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FREIGHT (noun)


Sense 1freight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Goods carried by a large vehicle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

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

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

merchandise; product; ware (commodities offered for sale)


Sense 2freight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

freight; freightage

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

shipping; transport; transportation (the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials)


Sense 3freight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The charge for transporting something by common carrier

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

freight rate; freightage; freight

Context examples:

we pay the freight / the freight rate is usually cheaper

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

charge per unit; rate (amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis)


FREIGHT (verb)


Sense 1freight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transport commercially as cargo

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "freight" is one way to...):

transport (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "freight"):

air-freight; air-ship; airfreight (transport (cargo) by air)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2freight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Load with goods for transportation

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "freight" is one way to...):

charge (fill or load to capacity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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