Definitions for loadloʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation; freight; cargo:

    a truck with a load of watermelons.

  2. the quantity that can be or usu. is carried at one time, as in a cart.

  3. this quantity taken as a unit of measure or weight (usu. used in combination):


  4. burden:

    a tree weighed down by its load of fruit.

  5. the weight supported by a structure or part.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  6. the amount of work assigned to or to be done as by a person, team, or mechanical system.

  7. something that oppresses like a burden:

    That's a load off my mind.

  8. loads,Informal. a great quantity or number:

    loads of fun.

  9. the charge for a firearm.

    Category: Military

  10. a commission charged to buyers of mutual-fund shares.

    Category: Business

  11. any of the unmoving and unvarying forces that a structure is designed to oppose, as stress from wind or earthquake.

    Category: Civil Engineering, Mechanics

  12. the power delivered by a generator, motor, power station, or transformer. a device that receives power.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  13. the external resistance overcome by an engine, dynamo, or the like, under given conditions, measured and expressed in terms of the power required.

    Category: Mechanics

  14. Slang. a sufficient amount of liquor drunk to cause intoxication:

    He's got a load on tonight.

  15. (v.t.)to put a load on or in; fill:

    to load a ship.

  16. to supply abundantly, lavishly, or excessively with something (often fol. by down):

    They loaded us down with gifts.

  17. to weigh down, burden, or oppress (often fol. by down):

    to load oneself down with obligations.

  18. to insert a charge, projectile, etc., into (a firearm).

    Category: Military

  19. to place (film, tape, etc.) into a camera or other device.

    Category: Photography

  20. to place film, tape, etc., into (a camera or other device).

    Category: Photography

  21. to take on as a load:

    a ship loading coal.

  22. to add to the weight of, sometimes fraudulently:

    The silver candlesticks were loaded with lead.

  23. to increase (the net premium of an insurance policy) by adding charges, as for expenses.

    Category: Business

  24. to overcharge (a word, expression, etc.) with extraneous values of emotion, sentiment, or the like.

  25. to add additional or prejudicial meaning to (a statement, question, etc.):

    The attorney kept loading his questions in the hope of getting the reply he wanted.

    Category: Business

  26. Baseball. to have or put runners at (first, second, and third bases):

    to load the bases with two out in the eighth inning.

    Category: Sport

  27. to bring (a program or data) into a computer's RAM, as from a disk, so as to make it available for processing. to place (an input/output medium) into an appropriate device, as by inserting a disk into a disk drive.

    Category: Computers

  28. to add (a power-absorbing device) to an electric circuit.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  29. (v.i.)to put on or take on a load, as of passengers or goods:

    All trucks load at the platform.

  30. to load a firearm.

    Category: Military

  31. to enter a conveyance:

    The students loaded quickly into the buses.

  32. to become filled or occupied.

  33. (adv.)loads,Informal. very much.

Idioms for load:

  1. get a load of, Slang. to look at or listen to.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

Origin of load:

bef. 1000; ME lode (n.)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. load, loading, burden(noun)

    weight to be borne or conveyed

  2. load, loading(noun)

    a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time

    "the system broke down under excessive loads"

  3. cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignment(noun)

    goods carried by a large vehicle

  4. load(noun)

    an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate

    "he got a load on and started a brawl"

  5. load(noun)

    the power output of a generator or power plant

  6. burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus(noun)

    an onerous or difficult concern

    "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

  7. lode, load(noun)

    a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

  8. warhead, payload, load(noun)

    the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

  9. load(verb)

    electrical device to which electrical power is delivered

  10. load, lade, laden, load up(verb)

    fill or place a load on

    "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"

  11. load, charge(verb)

    provide (a device) with something necessary

    "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera"

  12. load(verb)

    transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory

  13. load(verb)

    put (something) on a structure or conveyance

    "load the bags onto the trucks"

  14. load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase(verb)

    corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

    "adulterate liquor"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. load(noun)ˈoʊd

    the things carried, especially by a vehicle

    a truck carrying a load of electronic equipment

  2. loadˈoʊd

    the amount of work sb has to do; = workload

    a doctor's patient load

  3. loadˈoʊd

    a lot of

    Loads of people eat unhealthily.

  4. load(verb)ˈoʊd

    to fill or pack things into or onto sth

    We loaded up the car with all the camping equipment.; a ship being loaded

  5. loadˈoʊd

    to put sth into a piece of equipment so that it can be used

    Load the cartridge into the printer.; He was loading his gun.


  1. load(Noun)

    A burden; a weight to be carried.

    I struggled up the hill with the heavy load in my rucksack.

  2. load(Noun)

    A worry or concern to be endured, especially in the phrase a load off one's mind.

  3. load(Noun)

    A certain number of articles or quantity of material that can be transported or processed at one time.

  4. load(Noun)

    A large number or amount.

  5. load(Noun)

    The volume of work required to be performed.

    Will our web servers be able to cope with that load?

  6. load(Noun)

    The force exerted on a structural component such as a beam, girder, cable etc.

    Each of the cross-members must withstand a tensile load of 1,000 newtons.

  7. load(Noun)

    The electrical current or power delivered by a device.

    I'm worried that the load on that transformer will be too high.

  8. load(Noun)

    Any component that draws current or power from an electrical circuit.

    Connect a second 24 ohm load across the power supply's output terminals.

  9. load(Verb)

    To put a load on (something).

  10. load(Verb)

    To fill (a firearm or artillery) with munition.

    I pulled the trigger, but nothing happened. I had forgotten to load the gun.

  11. load(Verb)

    To insert (an item or items) into an apparatus so as to ready it for operation, such as a reel of film into a camera, sheets of paper into a printer etc.

    Now that you've loaded the film you're ready to start shooting.

  12. load(Verb)

    To fill (a reactor or similar) with raw material.

    Layers of iron ore and coke are loaded into the blast furnace.

  13. load(Verb)

    To read (data or a program) from a storage medium into computer memory.

    Click OK to load the selected data.

  14. load(Verb)

    To transfer from a storage medium into computer memory.

    This program takes an age to load.

  15. load(Verb)

    To put runners on first, second and third bases

    He walks to load the bases.

  16. load(Verb)

    To tamper with so as to produce a biased outcome. Often used figuratively, to indicate the gaining of an advantage.

  17. load(Verb)

    To ask or adapt a question so that it will be more likely to be answered in a certain way.

  18. load(Noun)

    A unit of measure, often equivalent to the capacity of a waggon, but later becoming more specific measures of weight.

  19. load(Noun)

    A very small explosive inserted as a gag into a cigarette or cigar.

  20. load(Noun)

    A slang term for semen.

    Yeah, she was suckin' on me and I blew my load right in her face.

  21. Origin: From lode, loade, from lad, from laidō, from leit-, from lei-. Etymologically identical with lode, which preserved the older meaning. Cognate with leide, Leite, led, leið.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Load

    a burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load

  2. Load

    the quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading

  3. Load

    that which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care

  4. Load

    a particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters

  5. Load

    the charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder

  6. Load

    weight or violence of blows

  7. Load

    the work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working

  8. Load(verb)

    to lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon

  9. Load(verb)

    to adulterate or drug; as, to load wine

  10. Load(verb)

    to magnetize


  1. Load

    Load is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. Released on June 1, 1996 through Elektra Records, it sold 680,000 units in its first week and the biggest debut of 1996. Load debuted at #1 on Billboard 200. The album has sold over five million copies in United States and is certified 5x platinum by the RIAA. Four singles were released in part of the marketing campaign of the album: "Until It Sleeps", "Hero of the Day", "Mama Said", and "King Nothing". The album garnered backlash from a portion of the band's fan base because of a shift in tone from the group's previous efforts. According to drummer Lars Ulrich: "This album and what we're doing with it – that, to me, is what Metallica are all about: exploring different things. The minute you stop exploring, then just sit down and fucking die."

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Load

    In a dynamo the amperes of current delivered by it under any given conditions.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. load

    The total weight of passengers and/or freight carried on board a ship, aircraft, train, road vehicle, or other means of conveyance. See also airlift capability; airlift requirement.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'load' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4333

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'load' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'load' in Nouns Frequency: #1106

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'load' in Verbs Frequency: #685

Translations for load

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something which is being carried

The lorry had to stop because its load had fallen off; She was carrying a load of groceries.

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