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freight

  
  ( freights    3rd person present)   ( freighting    present participle)   ( freighted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Freight is the movement of goods by lorries, trains, ships, or aeroplanes.  
France derives 16% of revenue from air freight.     
2       n-uncount   Freight is goods that are transported by lorries, trains, ships, or aeroplanes.  
90% of managers wanted to see more freight carried by rail.     
3       verb   When goods are freighted, they are transported in large quantities over a long distance.  
usu passive  
From these ports the grain is freighted down to Addis Ababa.      be V-ed adv/prep  


freight car        ( freight cars    plural  ) On a train, a freight car is a large container in which goods are transported.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
freight train        ( freight trains    plural  ) A freight train is a train on which goods are transported.      n-count  
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freight

  

      n  
1    carriage, conveyance, shipment, transportation  
2    bales, bulk, burden, cargo, consignment, contents, goods, haul, lading, load, merchandise, payload, tonnage  

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