Definition of freight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    freight

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//freɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//freɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they freight
    BrE BrE//freɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//freɪt//
     
    he / she / it freights
    BrE BrE//freɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//freɪts//
     
    past simple freighted
    BrE BrE//ˈfreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle freighted
    BrE BrE//ˈfreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form freighting
    BrE BrE//ˈfreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfreɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1freight something to send or carry goods by air, sea or train
  2. 2[usually passive] freight something with something (literary) to fill something with a particular mood or tone Each word was freighted with anger.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘hire of a ship for transporting goods’): from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German vrecht, variant of vracht ‘ship's cargo’. Compare with fraught.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: freight