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

n goods carried by a large vehicle

cargo, consignment, lading, load, loading, payload, shipment
Type of:
merchandise, product, ware
commodities offered for sale

n transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates

Type of:
shipping, transport, transportation
the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

n the charge for transporting something by common carrier

“we pay the freight
“the freight rate is usually cheaper”
freight rate, freightage
Type of:
charge per unit, rate
amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis

v transport commercially as cargo

air-freight, air-ship, airfreight
transport (cargo) by air
Type of:
move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

v load with goods for transportation

Type of:
fill or load to capacity

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