Freight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |freɪt|  American pronunciation of the word freight
Brit.  |freɪt|  British pronunciation of the word freight


- goods carried by a large vehicle (syn: cargo, consignment, lading, load, loading, payload, shipment)
- transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates (syn: freightage)
- the charge for transporting something by common carrier(syn: freightage)


- transport commercially as cargo
- load with goods for transportation


trains that carry both passengers and freight

The freight arrived by steamboat.

The order was shipped by freight.

It took six hours to freight the cargo airplane.

The car was air freighted from Brussels to New Zealand.

We'll send your personal belongings by air freight and your furniture by sea freight.

the freight rate is usually cheaper

The company has a fleet of trucks that are used to haul freight.

A gigantic raise in freight rates would have added materially to the inflation.

They had to throw the freight over to redeem the ship.

Your freight is the only shipment on board.

Two freight cars disconnected from the train engine.

Air freight traffic is expected to grow at an average rate of 6% to 7% per year.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: freight
he/she/it: freights
present participle: freighting
past tense: freighted
past participle: freighted
singular: freight
plural: freights
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