Definition of "freight" []

  • Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo. (noun)
  • A burden; a load. (noun)
  • Commercial transportation of goods. (noun)
  • The charge for transporting goods. Also called freightage. (noun)
  • A railway train carrying goods only. (noun)
  • Commercial transport that is slower and cheaper than express (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The price charged for such transport (noun)
  • Goods transported by this means (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A ship's cargo or part of it (noun)
  • To load with goods for transport (verb)
  • To convey commercially as or by freight (verb)
  • To load or burden; charge (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "freight" in a sentence
  • "So I think freight will clearly -- the incremental cost in freight will go up, but we've done some things to actually take what we call freight miles, if you will, out of our system."
  • "We believe that our high charter coverage for the next two years should result in high vessel utilization while minimizing the effects of short term freight rate volatility on our cash flows."
  • "The economy is like a friggin freight train on a downgrade ...."