Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARGO

When we got out the cargo, we found it much damaged, particularly the wheat.

We had an ordinary run to Charleston, and began to prepare for the reception of our cargo.

Our cargo was nearly out, and this man and I had a row about some kegs of white lead.

We got our cargo off in boats, and sailed for Batavia, to clear; all within a few weeks.

We arrived at Canton in due time, and found our cargo ready for us.

We now hove clear of the bank, restowed the cargo, and made sail for Batavia.

We got to the latter port without accident, and took in a cargo of cotton.

Still, he might have lost his ship and cargo, and we would have had no word to say.

It is not a cargo of Flemish skins that is coming for the old man.

The cargo was so large that, to this day, I cannot understand how it was that the boat did not sink.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "freight loaded on a ship," from Spanish cargo "burden," from cargar "to load, impose taxes," from Late Latin carricare "to load on a cart" (see charge (v.)). South Pacific cargo cult is from 1949. Cargo pants attested from 1977.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CARGO

a lot

nounabundance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.