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car·go

 (kär′gō)
n. pl. car·goes or car·gos
Freight carried by a ship, an aircraft, or another vehicle.

[Spanish, from cargar, to load, from Late Latin carricāre, from Latin carrus, a Gallic type of wagon; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

cargo

(ˈkɑːɡəʊ)
n, pl -goes or -gos
1.
a. goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight
b. (as modifier): a cargo vessel.
2. any load: the train pulled in with its cargo of new arrivals.
[C17: from Spanish: from cargar to load, from Late Latin carricāre to load a vehicle, from carrus car]

car•go

(ˈkɑr goʊ)

n., pl. -goes, -gos.
1. the load of goods carried by a ship, airplane, etc.; freight.
2. cargos, pants or shorts having several pleated and flapped pockets to hold bulky gear and small items.
adj.
3. of or being a style of pants or shorts with pleated pockets.
[1640–50; < Sp: a load, n. derivative of cargar to load < Late Latin carricāre; see charge]

cargo

Commodities and supplies in transit. See also air cargo; dangerous cargo; essential cargo; immediately vital cargo; unwanted cargo; valuable cargo; wanted cargo. See also loading; chemical ammunition cargo; flatted cargo; general cargo; heavy-lift cargo; high explosive cargo; inflammable cargo; perishable cargo; special cargo; troop space cargo; vehicle cargo.

Cargo

 a shipload, 1657; a load. See also burden.
Examples: cargo of brown sugar, 1705; of ginger, 1705; of lampoons, 1762; of novels, 1806.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cargo - goods carried by a large vehiclecargo - goods carried by a large vehicle  
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"

cargo

noun load, goods, contents, shipment, freight, merchandise, baggage, ware, consignment, tonnage, lading The boat calls at the main port to load its cargo of bananas.

cargo

noun
Something carried physically:
Sports: impost.
Translations
حُمُولةحُمولَه، شَحْنَه
náklad
lastladning
lasti
teret
farmur
貨物
화물
krovinys
krava
tovor
last
สินค้า
hàng hóa

cargo

[ˈkɑːgəʊ]
A. N (cargoes or (esp US) cargos (pl)) → cargamento m, carga f
B. CPD cargo boat Nbuque m de carga, carguero m
cargo plane Navión m de carga

cargo

[ˈkɑːrgəʊ] [cargoes] (pl) ncargaison f, chargement mcargo boat ncargo mcargo plane navion-cargo mcargo ship ncargo mcar hire n (British) (= business) → location f de voitures; [of one car] → location f de voiture

cargo

n(Schiffs)fracht or -ladung f, → Kargo m (spec); cargo boatFrachter m, → Frachtdampfer m, → Frachtschiff nt

cargo

[ˈkɑːgəʊ] ncarico

cargo

(ˈkaːgəu) plural ˈcargoes noun
a load of goods carried by a ship etc. a cargo of cotton.

cargo

حُمُولة náklad last Fracht φορτίο cargamento lasti cargaison teret carico 貨物 화물 vracht last ładunek carga груз last สินค้า kargo hàng hóa 货物
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