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Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
A burden; a load.

Commercial transportation of goods.
The charge for transporting goods. Also called freightage.
A railway train carrying goods only.

tr.v. freight·ed, freight·ing, freights
To convey commercially as cargo.
To load with goods to be transported. Pronunciation: frat
n. 1. That with which anything is fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.; as, a freight of cotton; a full freight.
2. (Law) The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.
3. Freight transportation, or freight line.
a. 1. Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car.Freight agent
a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods.
Freight car
See under Car.
Freight train
a railroad train made up of freight cars; - called in England goods train.

v. t. 1. To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight; as, to freight a ship; to freight a car.
[imp. & p. p. Freighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Freighting.]
Noun 1. freight - goods carried by a large vehicle
Synonyms: cargo, consignment, lading, shipment, payload, load, loading
2. freight - transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
Synonyms: freightage
3. freight - the charge for transporting something by common carrier; "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is usually cheaper"
Synonyms: freight rate, freightage
Verb 1. freight - transport commercially as cargo
2. freight - load with goods for transportation
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n. 1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.
Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
- 1 Cor. xv. 33. (Rev. Ver.).
Brethren, farewell: your company along
I will not wish.
- Milton.
2. A companion or companions.
To thee and thy company I bid
A hearty welcome.
- Shak.
3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.
- 1 Sam. x. 5.
4. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
5. Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.
- Swift.
6. An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.
7. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; - often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.
8. (Mil.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
9. (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
10. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.To keep company with
See under Keep, v. t.

v. t. 1. To accompany or go with; to be companion to.
[imp. & p. p. Companied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Companying.]
v. i. 1. To associate.
Men which have companied with us all the time.
- Acts i. 21.
2. To be a gay companion.
3. To have sexual commerce.


Noun 1. company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
2. company - organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
Synonyms: troupe
3. company - the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"
Synonyms: companionship, fellowship, society
4. company - small military unit; usually two or three platoons
5. company - a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
Synonyms: party
6. company - a social gathering of guests or companions; "the house was filled with company when I arrived"
7. company - a social or business visitor; "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
Synonyms: caller
8. company - a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-and-ladder company"
9. company - crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
Synonyms: ship's company
Verb 1. company - be a companion to somebody
Synonyms: companion, keep company, accompany


COMPANY. An association of a number of individuals for the purpose of carrying on some legitimate business.
2. This term is not synonymous with partnership, though every such unincorporated compass is a partnership.
3. Usage has reserved this term to associations whose members are in greater number, their capital more considerable, and their enterprises greater, either on account of their risk or importance freight company.
4. When these companies are authorized by the government, they are known by the name of corporations. (q.v.)
5. Sometimes the word is used to represent those members of a partnership whose names do not appear in the name of the firm; as, A.B & Company. Vide, 12 Toull. n, 97; Mortimer on Commerce, 128. Vide Club; Corporation; Firm; Parties to actions; Partnership.


Company has several meanings:
It is a type of business organization. See company (law).
It is a military unit. See company (military unit). It can refer to the officers and crew, collectively, of a ship.
Company is a musical by Stephen Sondheim.
Company is a book by Samuel Beckett.
Company is a 2002 Hindi movie by Ram Gopal Varma starring Ajay Devgan and Vivek Oberoi.


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