Definition of 'freight'

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Synonyms of "freight"
Synonyms of "freight"
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Ministers have talked about the benefits of rail freight as a means of cutting motorway traffic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That £500,000 of predicted savings will come as a result of switching from air freight to sea freight. Computing (2010)The rail freight sector has also shown the benefits of competition. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We are promised a new rigour in air freight security. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She played the boss of an air freight business. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Product was coming off the production line and being put on air freight. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It would not need to carry freight. Dyson, Freeman Infinite in All Directions (1989)His best performances carry a freight of personal history and unexpected fury. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Differences in skin color carry a freight of political and social problems in human societies. Wills, Christopher The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)The rail network is struggling to meet passenger demand and is in poor shape to carry more freight. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Air freight is simply too expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Air freight business has also collapsed. The Sun (2009)The move comes as property companies scramble to control freight and transport hubs across Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Another involves a passenger train that can carry freight at off-peak periods. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The day of action followed a French strike last week over moves to change working hours for freight rail workers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Mayor thinks there could be compelling reasons for landing air freight at an airport close to the new sea port. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Off the rails Freight trains with seemingly endless numbers of carriages will continue to rumble past on the rail line that skirts the course. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This group specialises in freight transport and logistics throughout Britain and Ireland. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Government grants towards rail freight facilities have halved since 2001 to 23 million a year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Running along a disused railway line for 1.45 miles, it was originally designed to carry freight from the docks. The Sun (2015)International insurers will be hit by bills for properties, cars, fire damage and the loss of ships and their freight. Times, Sunday Times (2011)NEARLY 4million worth of cocaine was found hidden in suitcases on a freight ship bound for Britain. The Sun (2014)The deal comes amid mounting interest in European freight and transport hubs, driven by the rise of internet shopping and hopes of economic recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Synonyms of 'freight'

transportation, traffic, delivery, carriage
cargo, goods, contents, load

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In Common Usage. freight is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'freight'

British English: freight /freɪt/ NOUN
Freight is the movement of goods by lorries, trains, ships, or aeroplanes.
The whole thing will have to go by air freight.
  • American English: freight
  • Arabic: شَحْن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: frete
  • Chinese: 货物
  • Croatian: promet
  • Czech: nákladní doprava
  • Danish: fragt
  • Dutch: vracht
  • European Spanish: porte
  • Finnish: rahti
  • French: fret
  • German: Fracht
  • Greek: φορτίο
  • Italian: carico
  • Japanese: 貨物輸送
  • Korean: 화물
  • Norwegian: frakt
  • Polish: ładunek
  • European Portuguese: frete
  • Romanian: transport de marfă
  • Russian: перевозка грузов
  • Spanish: flete
  • Swedish: frakt
  • Thai: การขนส่งสินค้า
  • Turkish: nakliye
  • Ukrainian: фрахт
  • Vietnamese: sự chuyên chở


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