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Synonyms for freight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignment(noun)

    goods carried by a large vehicle

    lading, despatch, committal, payload, consignment, lode, dispatch, onus, freightage, burden, loading, commitment, cargo, incumbrance, encumbrance, load, shipment, warhead, freight rate

  2. freight, freightage(noun)

    transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates

    freight rate, cargo, lading, loading, consignment, payload, freightage, shipment, load

  3. freight, freightage, freight rate(verb)

    the charge for transporting something by common carrier

    "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is usually cheaper"

    freight rate, cargo, lading, loading, consignment, payload, freightage, shipment, load

  4. freight(verb)

    transport commercially as cargo

  5. freight(verb)

    load with goods for transportation


  1. freight(noun)

    cargo, luggage

  2. freight(noun)

    To transport (goods).

    The freight was more expensive for cars than for coal.

    luggage, cargo

  3. freight(noun)

    To load with freight.

    The freight shifted and the trailer turned over on the highway.

    luggage, cargo

  4. freight(noun)

    Transport of goods.

    They shipped it ordinary freight to spare the expense.

    luggage, cargo

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. freight(n)

    A burden (from the Anglo-Saxon byrthen, from the verb beran, bear) is what one has to bear, and the word is used always of that which is borne by a living agent. A load (from the Anglo-Saxon lād, a way, course, carrying, or carriage) is what is laid upon a person, animal, or vehicle for conveyance, or what is customarily so imposed; as, a two-horse load. Weight measures the pressure due to gravity; the same weight that one finds a moderate load when in his full strength becomes a heavy burden in weariness or weakness. A ship's load is called distinctively a cargo, or it may be known as freight or lading. Freight denotes merchandise in or for transportation and is used largely of transportation or of merchandise transported by rail, which is, in commercial language, said to be "shipped." A load to be fastened upon a horse or mule is called a pack, and the animal is known as a pack-horse or pack-mule.

    burden, cargo, charge, clog, encumbrance, incubus, lading, load, pack, weight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. freight(v. a.)

    load, lade, charge

  2. freight(n.)

    cargo, lading, load, burden

  3. freight(n.)

    freightage, freight money, charge for freight

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. freight(n)

    cargo, lading, load, freightage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "freight":

    cargo, goods, shipping, haulage, transport, merchandise, fret, transportation, shipment, affreightment, lading, airfreight, load

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How to use freight in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Bradley Jacobs:

    It's a good time to be a broker if you've got committed freight because your customers are locked in at a specific contractual price.

  2. Shervin Pishevar:

    Our longer term vision is to work with Russia to implement a transformative new Silk Road: a cargo Hyperloop that whisks freight containers from China to Europe in a day.

  3. Keith Brock:

    The sound was deafening, like 100 freight trains, ground was bouncing up and down.

  4. Mark Carne:

    The railways are a vital public service and industrial action would have a massive impact on millions of passengers as well as freight distribution across Britain, we will do everything we can to keep our railways moving during these times of uncertainty and to stop the RMT from behaving in a way that will cause untold misery to our passengers and will hurt the economy.

  5. Peter Gerber:

    Yields, or the average price per kilogram of freight, are down 15-20 percent compared with last year, it's a landslide.

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