Freight vs Cartage what difference

what is difference between Freight and Cartage

English

Etymology

From Middle English freyght, from Middle Dutch vracht, Middle Low German vrecht (cost of transport), from Proto-West Germanic *fra- + *aihti, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fra- (intensive prefix) + Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (possession), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyḱ- (to possess), equivalent to for- +‎ aught. Cognate with Old High German frēht (earnings), Old English ǣht (owndom), and a doublet of fraught. More at for-, own.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: frāt, IPA(key): /fɹeɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Noun

freight (usually uncountable, plural freights)

  1. Payment for transportation.
    The freight was more expensive for cars than for coal.
    • 1881, Federal Reporter, 1st Series, Vol. 6, p. 412:
      Had the ship earned her freight? To earn freight there must, of course, be either a right delivery, or a due and proper offer to deliver the goods to the consignees.
  2. Goods or items in transport.
  3. Transport of goods.
    They shipped it ordinary freight to spare the expense.
  4. (rail transport, countable) A freight train.
  5. (figuratively) Cultural or emotional associations.
    • 2007, B. Richards, Emotional Governance: Politics, Media and Terror (page 116)
      This may seem to be a quite unrealistic aim, until we note that some contributors to the emotional public sphere – advertising creatives – are very aware of the emotional freight that simple words may carry, []

Synonyms

  • cargo
  • luggage

Derived terms

Related terms

  • fraught

Translations

Verb

freight (third-person singular simple present freights, present participle freighting, simple past and past participle freighted)

  1. (transitive) To transport (goods).
  2. To load with freight. Also figurative.
    • 1957, James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues,” in Going to Meet the Man, Dial, 1965,[1]
      Everything I did seemed awkward to me, and everything I said sounded freighted with hidden meaning.

Derived terms

  • freighted
  • freighting

Related terms

  • fraught

Translations

See also

  • Freight in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • fighter, refight


English

Etymology

cart +‎ -age

Noun

cartage (countable and uncountable, plural cartages)

  1. The transport of goods by cart; carting
  2. A charge made for such transport

Quotations

  • 1848 Thomas Carlyle – Thomas Carlyle
    Railways are forming in one quarter of this earth, canals in another, much cartage is wanted
  • 1842 Great Britain Poor Law Commissioners – Report to Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, from the Poor Law
    Two-thirds of the usual expense of street cleansing is the expense of cartage, which, with a proper adaptation of the sewers, is wholly unnecessary.

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