freight vs shipment what difference

what is difference between freight and shipment

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

From ship +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʃɪpmənt/

Noun

shipment (countable and uncountable, plural shipments)

  1. a load of goods that is transported by any method (not just by ship)
    • We’re expecting another shipment of oranges tomorrow.
  2. the act of transporting goods
    • Shipment of hazardous waste on this route is strictly prohibited.

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