goods, cargo, or lading transported for pay, whether by water, land, or air.
the ordinary conveyance or means of transport of goods provided by common carriers (distinguished from express
Shipping by freight is less expensive.
the charges, fee, or compensation paid for such transportation:
We pay the freight.
(especially in Britain) the cargo, or any part of the cargo, of a vessel; merchandise transported by water.
Chiefly British. transportation of goods by water.
cost or price, especially when high:
I'd like a larger house, but can't afford the freight.
1350–1400; Middle English freyght
(noun) < Middle Dutch
or Middle Low German vrecht,
variant of vracht.
freightless, adjectiveoverfreight, verb (used with object)unfreighted, adjective
1. Freight, cargo, shipment
refer to goods being transported from place to place. Freight
is the general term for goods transported from one place to another by any means: to send freight from New York to New Orleans. Cargo
is the term generally used for goods carried by ship or plane: to send a cargo to Europe. Shipment
is a quantity of goods destined for a particular place, no matter how sent: a shipment of potatoes. 3.
freightage, haulage. 8.