Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

affreight

[uh-freyt]
See more synonyms for affreight on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object)
  1. to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier.
Show More

Origin of affreight

1840–50; < French affréter (respelling by influence of freight), equivalent to a- a-5 (< Latin ad- ad-) + fréter to hire a ship, derivative of fret freight, Old French < Middle Dutch
Related formsaf·freight·er, nounaf·freight·ment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018