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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cargo

Plural
s

cargo (s)
  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

Etymology

From English cargo.

Pronunciation

Noun

cargo (Plural: cargos)

  1. ship designed to carry a cargo.

Italian

Noun

cargo m. (plural carghi)

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

Spanish

Noun

cargo m. (plural cargos)

Singular
cargo m.

Plural
cargos m.

  1. charge, burden
  2. position (work)

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