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Webster 1913 Edition


Cargo

Car′go

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Cargoes
(#)
.
[Sp.
cargo
,
carga
, burden, load, from
cargar
to load, from
cargar
to load, charge, See
Charge
.]
The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight.
Cargoes
of food or clothing.
E. Everett.
☞ The term cargo, in law, is usually applied to goods only, and not to live animals or persons.
Burill.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cargo

CARGO

,
Noun.
The lading or freight of a ship; the goods, merchandize, or whatever is conveyed in a ship or other merchant vessel. The lading within the hold is called the inboard cargo, in distinction from horses, cattle and other things carried on deck. The person employed by a merchant to proceed with, oversee and dispose of the lading, is called a supercargo.

Definition 2021


cargo

cargo

See also: cargó

English

Noun

cargo (countable and uncountable, plural cargos or cargoes)

  1. Freight carried by a ship, aircraft etc.
    • 1806, James Harrison, The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson
      "…her whole and entire cargo; and, also, all such other cargoes and property as may have been landed in the island of Teneriffe,…"
    • 1913, Nephi Anderson, Story of Chester Lawrence,
      "…but human life is worth more than ships or cargos."
  2. (Papua New Guinea) Western material goods.
    • 1995, Martha Kaplan, Neither Cargo Nor Cult: Ritual Politics and the Colonial Imagination in Fiji, Duke University Press, page xi
      "They wrote of Pacific people with millenarian (and sometimes anti-colonial) expectations who used magical means to get western things (hence the term "cargo" cult)."

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Translations


French

Etymology

From English cargo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaʁ.ɡɔ/

Noun

cargo m (plural cargos)

  1. ship designed to carry a cargo

Italian

Noun

cargo m (plural carghi)

  1. cargo boat
  2. freighter (boat or plane)

Portuguese

Noun

cargo m (plural cargos)

  1. post, occupation, profession
  2. office; responsibility

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

cargo m (genitive singular cargo, plural cargothan)

  1. Alternative form of carago.

Spanish

Noun

cargo m (plural cargos)

  1. charge, burden
  2. position, post
  3. (finance) debit
  4. (heraldry) charge

cargo m (plural cargos, feminine carga)

  1. higher-up

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Verb

cargo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of cargar.

Venetian

Adjective

cargo m (feminine singular carga, masculine plural cargi, feminine plural carge)

  1. loaded, laden
  2. charged
  3. full