Webster 1913 Edition
frēhtmerit, reward. See
That with which anything is fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.;
freightof cotton; a full
The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.
The price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods.
Freight transportation, or freight line.
Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight;
a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods.–
a railroad train made up of freight cars; – called in England
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight;
freighta ship; to
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The cargo, or any part of the cargo of a ship; lading; that which is carried by water. The freight of a ship consists of cotton; the ship has not a full freight; the owners have advertised for freight; freight will be paid for by the ton.
2.Transportation of goods. We paid four dollars a ton for the freight from London to Barcelona.
3.The hire of a ship, or money charged or paid for the transportation of goods. After paying freight and charges, the profit is trifling.
1.To load with goods, as a ship or vessel of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another. We freighted the ship for Amsterdam; the ship was freighted with flour for Havana.
2.To load as the burden.