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Meaning of “freight” in the English Dictionary

"freight" in British English

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freightnoun [U]

uk   us   /freɪt/
goods, but not ​passengers, that are ​carried from one ​place to another, by ​ship, ​aircraft, ​train, or ​truck, or the ​system of ​transporting these ​goods: The ​ship carries both freight and ​passengers. a freight ​company Will the ​goods be ​sent by air or sea freight? freight trainsUS The ​escapedprisoner made his ​getaway in a freight ​car on a ​train. the ​moneypaid for ​transportinggoods

freightverb [T]

uk   us   /freɪt/

freightadverb

uk   us   /freɪt/
(Definition of freight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"freight" in American English

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freightnoun [U]

 us   /freɪt/
goods that are ​transported from one ​place to another by ​ship, ​aircraft, ​train, or ​truck: Most ​planescarry both freight and ​passengers. A freight ​train is a ​train that ​carries only ​goods.
(Definition of freight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"freight" in Business English

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freightnoun [U]

uk   us   /freɪt/ TRANSPORT
goods that are ​transported by ​ship, ​aircraft, ​train, or ​truck, or the ​method of ​transporting these ​goods: The ​ship carries both freight and ​passengers. a freight ​company Will the ​goods be ​sent by air or sea freight? freight ​trains Everything was ​loaded into a freight ​car/wagon on the ​train. a freight ​carrier/​hauler/​operator
the ​moneypaid for ​transportinggoods: If you ​buy the ​full three-piece set, we will pay the freight.

freightverb [T]

uk   us   /freɪt/
to ​transportgoods by ​aircraft, ​ship, ​train, or ​truck: Grapes from this ​region are freighted all over the ​world.
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freightadverb

uk   us   /freɪt/
by ​ship, ​aircraft, ​train, or ​truck as ​part of a large ​group of things being ​transported: It would be much ​cheaper to ​send the ​goods freight.
(Definition of freight from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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