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Meaning of cargo by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Spanish cargo ( “load, burden” ), from cargar ( “to load” ), from Late Latin carricare .


    • Rhymes: -ɑː( r )ɡəʊ


    cargo ( countable and uncountable; plural: cargos or cargoes )

    1. Freight carried by a ship, aircraft etc.
    2. ( Papua New Guinea ) Western material goods.

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Explanation of cargo by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. goods carried by a large vehicle

    Definition of cargo by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Cargo n.; pl. Cargoes [Sp. cargo, carga, burden, load, from cargar to load, from cargar to load, charge, See Charge.] The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight.

      Cargoes of food or clothing. E. Everett.

      ☞ The term cargo, in law, is usually applied to goods only, and not to live animals or persons. Burill.