Archaic. filled or laden (with):
ships fraught with precious wares.
Scot. a load; cargo; freight (of a ship).
fraught with, full of; accompanied by; involving:
a task fraught with danger.
(usually postpositive) and foll by with. filled or charged; attended: a venture fraught with peril
(informal) showing or producing tension or anxiety: she looks rather fraught, a fraught situation
(archaic) (usually postpositive) and foll by with. freighted
an obsolete word for freight
early 14c., “laden” (of vessels), past participle of Middle English fraughten “to load (a ship) with cargo,” from fraght “cargo, lading of a ship” (early 13c.), variant of freight; influenced by Middle Dutch vrachten “to load or furnish with cargo,” from Proto-Germanic *fra-aihtiz (see freight (n.)). Figurative sense is first attested 1570s.
[froi-lahyn; English froi-lahyn or, often, fraw-, frou-] /ˈfrɔɪ laɪn; English ˈfrɔɪ laɪn or, often, ˈfrɔ-, ˈfraʊ-/ noun, plural Fräulein. English, Fräuleins. German. 1. an unmarried woman. 2. the conventional German title of respect and term of address for an unmarried woman, corresponding to Miss. /German ˈfrɔylain; English ˈfrɔːlaɪn; ˈfraʊ-/ noun (pl) -lein, (English) -leins 1. […]
[froun-hoh-fer, frou-uh n-hof-er; German froun-hoh-fuh r] /ˈfraʊnˌhoʊ fər, ˈfraʊ ənˌhɒf ər; German ˈfraʊnˌhoʊ fər/ noun 1. Joseph von [joh-zuh f von,, -suh f;; German yoh-zef fuh n] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf vɒn,, -səf;; German ˈyoʊ zɛf fən/ (Show IPA), 1787–1826, German optician and physicist. /German ˈfraunhoːfər/ noun 1. Joseph von (ˈjoːzɛf fɔn). 1787–1826, German physicist and optician, […]
- Fraunhofer gesellschaft
company (FhG, FhG IIS, Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen) A german company, named after the physicist. IIS is Integrated Circuit Institute. FhG are known for their research on audio compression, especially MPEG-1 Layer-3 (MP3). (2001-12-04)
plural noun, Astronomy. 1. the dark lines of the solar spectrum. /German ˈfraunhoːfər/ plural noun 1. a set of dark lines appearing in the continuous emission spectrum of the sun. It is caused by the absorption of light of certain wavelengths coming from the hotter region of the sun by elements in the cooler outer […]