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1. Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
2. A burden; a load.
a. Commercial transportation of goods.
b. The charge for transporting goods. Also called freightage.
4. A railway train carrying goods only.
tr.v. freight·ed, freight·ing, freights
1. To convey commercially as cargo.
2. To load with goods to be transported.
3. To imbue with a specified element or elements: freighted her words with innuendo.
[Middle English fraught, freight, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht; see aik- in Indo-European roots.]
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literary loaded, burdened or charged (with something)
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