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Freight Meanings in Different Dictionaries, Freight Definitions
Nov 24 2015
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Meaning of Freight in Different Dictionaries
Like many nouns that can mean an action as well as an actual thing, freight refers to either the sending of goods or the goods themselves. It can also mean the charge for sending goods. You pay freight for the freight of your freight.
Freight can also be used as a verb. If you freight a train with goods, you load it up with items to be shipped, and if you freight your furniture to your new home in another state, you send it there. Use freight like this only if you are sending your things a long distance. If you your new apartment is only across town, you would say that you're moving your things to your new place.
1 Goods transported in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft.
1.1 The transport of bulk goods by truck, train, ship, or aircraft
1.2 A charge for transport by freight:
Commercial transport that is slower and cheaper than express
The definition of freight is cargo or goods transported by truck or other means of transportation, or the amount you are charged to transport goods.
Goods that are carried by vehicles
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.
goods that are carried by ships, trains, trucks, or airplanes
Goods, cargo, or lading transported for pay, whether by water, land, or air.
A charge paid for carriage or transportation of goods by air, land, or sea.
Goods may be transported on freight-prepaid or freight-collect basis: (1) If the freight is paid by the consignor (as under C&F and CIF terms) the goods remain the consignor's property until their delivery is taken by the consignee upon their arrival at the destination, and payment of the consignor's invoice. (2) If freight is paid by the consignee (as under FOB terms) the goods become the consignee's property when handed over to the carrier against a bill of lading. It may be charged on the weight or volume of the shipment (depending upon its nature or density) and also varies according to the mode of shipment, such as bulk, break bulk, containerized. Also called freightage.
Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
Commercial transport that is slower and cheaper than express.
Goods that are transported by ships, planes, trains or lorries/trucks; the system of transporting goods in this way.
Freight is properly the price or compensation paid for the transportation of goods by a carrier, at sea, from port to port. Rut the term is also used to denote the hire paid for the carriage of goods on land from place to place, (usually by a rail road company, not an express company,). The name is also applied to the goods or merchandise transported by any of the above means.
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