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"freight" in British English

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freightnoun [U]

uk   /freɪt/ us   /freɪt/

freightverb [T]

uk   /freɪt/ us   /freɪt/

freightadverb

uk   /freɪt/ 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 planes carry 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   /freɪt/ us   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 money paid for transporting goods: If you buy the full three-piece set, we will pay the freight.

freightverb [T]

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

uk   /freɪt/ us  
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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