cargo Definition

  • 1goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle
  • 2the load of goods transported

Using cargo: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cargo" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The cargo was loaded onto the ship.

  • Example

    The truck was carrying a cargo of fruit.

  • Example

    The airline lost my cargo.

cargo Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for cargo

Phrases with cargo

  • a religious movement that emerged in Melanesia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries among indigenous peoples who believed that various ritualistic acts such as the building of an airplane runway would bring wealth and prosperity from the Western world


    The islanders' belief in the cargo cult led them to build a runway in the hope of attracting planes with valuable goods.

  • loose-fitting pants with large pockets, originally designed for outdoor activities and military use


    He wore a pair of cargo pants and a T-shirt for the hiking trip.

  • a ship designed to carry goods, as opposed to passengers


    The cargo ship was loaded with containers of electronics.


Summary: cargo in Brief

The term 'cargo' [ˈkɑːɡəʊ] refers to goods transported by ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle. It can also refer to the load of goods being transported. Examples include 'The cargo was loaded onto the ship.' and 'The airline lost my cargo.' 'Cargo' extends into phrases like 'cargo cult,' which describes a religious movement in Melanesia, and 'cargo pants,' which are loose-fitting pants with large pockets.

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