cargo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

cargo (countable and uncountable, plural cargos or cargoes)

  1. Freight carried by a ship, aircraft etc.
    • 1806, James Harrison, The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson
      "…her whole and entire cargo; and, also, all such other cargoes and property as may have been landed in the island of Teneriffe,…"
    • 1913, Nephi Anderson, Story of Chester Lawrence,
      "…but human life is worth more than ships or cargos."
  2. (Papua New Guinea) Western material goods.
    • 1995, Martha Kaplan, Neither Cargo Nor Cult: Ritual Politics and the Colonial Imagination in Fiji, Duke University Press, page xi
      "They wrote of Pacific people with millenarian (and sometimes anti-colonial) expectations who used magical means to get western things (hence the term "cargo" cult)."

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cargo.

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Noun[edit]

cargo m (plural cargos)

  1. ship designed to carry a cargo

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cargo m (plural carghi)

  1. cargo boat
  2. freighter (boat or plane)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

cargo m (plural cargos)

  1. post, occupation, profession
  2. office; responsibility

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

cargo m (genitive cargo, plural cargothan)

  1. Alternative form of carago.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cargo m (plural cargos)

  1. charge, burden
  2. position (work)

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Verb[edit]

cargo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of cargar.

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Adjective[edit]

cargo m (feminine carga, masculine plural cargi, feminine plural carge)

  1. loaded, laden
  2. charged
  3. full