- 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.
- freight train.
- Slang. cost or price, especially when high: I'd like a larger house, but can't afford the freight.
- to load; burden: a story heavily freighted with private meaning.
- to load with goods or merchandise for transportation: It took all night to freight the ship.
- to transport as freight; send by freight.
Origin of freight
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Examples from the Web for freighted
But what he did was reasonably brave and freighted with all the symbolism of which he was well aware.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game
January 2, 2015
One can see an assignation end hopelessly, another can see it freighted with possibility.How Will They End ‘The Affair’? Showtime’s Adultery Drama Defies Predictability
December 11, 2014
You are converging two events that are freighted with expectations, essentially doubling your risk of disaster.How to Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive
November 26, 2014
In The Paying Guests, the house, which creaks and stands so still and yet so freighted, is almost a character in itself.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance
September 30, 2014
Within days of 9/11 he was talking about a “crusade” to avenge the blow, without realizing how freighted that word was.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab
July 27, 2014
Otherwise the air was still, fragrant, freighted with spring.The Paliser case
All the best experience of humanity folded, saved, freighted to us here!The Booklover and His Books
Harry Lyman Koopman
They might surely consider the canoe as freighted with goods which were contraband of war.
Freighted with consolation, joy, or sorrow, they are anxiously awaited.A Pirate of Parts
The letter which is freighted with a proposition that affects my future life is two cents.Usury
- commercial transport that is slower and cheaper than express
- the price charged for such transport
- goods transported by this means
- (as modifier)freight transport
- mainly British a ship's cargo or part of it
- to load with goods for transport
- mainly US and Canadian to convey commercially as or by freight
- to load or burden; charge
Word Origin and History for freighted
early 13c., fraght, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht, meaning originally "cost of transport" and probably from a lost Old Frisian word, from Proto-Germanic *fra-aihtiz "absolute possession, property" (cf. Old High German freht "earnings"), from *fra-, intensive prefix, + *aik "to be master of, possess," from PIE *aik- (see owe). Meaning "transporting of goods or passengers for money" is from late 14c. Danish fragt, Swedish frakt apparently also are from Frisian. As a verb, from late 14c.