1. [syn: cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cargo \Car"go\, n.; pl. Cargoes. [Sp. cargo, carga, burden,
load, from cargar to load, from cargar to load, charge, See
The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods,
merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat;
Cargoes of food or clothing. --E. Everett.
Note: The term cargo, in law, is usually applied to goods
only, and not to live animals or persons. --Burill.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: goods carried by a large vehicle [syn: cargo, lading,
freight, load, loading, payload, shipment,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "cargo":
baggage, bale, burden, burdening, burthen, carload, cartload,
charge, charging, consignment, cross, cumber, cumbrance,
deadweight, difficulty, disadvantage, drag, duty, embarrassment,
encumbrance, freight, freightage, goods, hamper, handicap, haul,
impediment, impedimenta, imposition, inconvenience, incubus,
incumbency, lading, load, loading, luggage, lumber, merchandise,
millstone, onus, oppression, overload, overtaxing, overweighting,
pack, payload, penalty, pressure, saddling, shipload, shipment,
superincumbency, surcharge, task, tax, taxing, trailerload,
trainload, trouble, truckload, vanload, weight, white elephant
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
CARGO, mar. law. The entire load of a ship or other vessel. Abb. on Sh.
Index, h.t.; 1 Dall. 197; Merl. Rep. h.t.; 2 Gill & John. 136. This term
is usually applied to goods only, and does not include human beings. 1
Phill. Ins. 185; 4 Pick. 429. But in a more extensive and less technical
sense, it includes persons; thus we say a cargo of emigrants. See 7 Mann.
Gr. 729, 744.