Like many nouns that can mean an action as well as an actual thing, freight refers to either the sending of goods or the goods themselves. It can also mean the charge for sending goods. You pay freight for the freight of your freight.

Freight can also be used as a verb. If you freight a train with goods, you load it up with items to be shipped, and if you freight your furniture to your new home in another state, you send it there. Use freight like this only if you are sending your things a long distance. If you your new apartment is only across town, you would say that you're moving your things to your new place.

Definitions of freight
  1. noun
    goods carried by a large vehicle
    synonyms: cargo, consignment, lading, load, loading, payload, shipment
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    type of:
    merchandise, product, ware
    commodities offered for sale
  2. noun
    transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
    synonyms: freightage
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    type of:
    shipping, transport, transportation
    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
  3. noun
    the charge for transporting something by common carrier
    “we pay the freight
    “the freight rate is usually cheaper”
    synonyms: freight rate, freightage
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    type of:
    charge per unit, rate
    amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
  4. verb
    transport commercially as cargo
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    air-freight, air-ship, airfreight
    transport (cargo) by air
    type of:
    move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
  5. verb
    load with goods for transportation
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    type of:
    fill or load to capacity
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