What does overload mean?

Definitions for overloadˌoʊ vərˈloʊd; ˈoʊ vərˌloʊd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overload.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overload(noun)

    an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power

  2. overload, overburden(verb)

    an excessive burden

  3. overload(verb)

    become overloaded

    "The aerator overloaded"

  4. clog, overload(verb)

    fill to excess so that function is impaired

    "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"

  5. overload, surcharge, overcharge(verb)

    place too much a load on

    "don't overload the car"


  1. overload(Noun)

    An excessive load.

  2. overload(Noun)

    The damage done, or the outage caused by such a load.

  3. overload(Noun)

    An overloaded version of a function.

  4. overload(Verb)

    to load excessively

  5. overload(Verb)

    to provide too much power to a circuit

  6. overload(Verb)

    to create different functions for the same name, to be used in different contexts

  7. overload(Verb)

    to fail due to excessive load


  1. Overload

    Overload is the name of four different fictional character in the various Transformers universes. They are seemingly unrelated besides sharing a name.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overload

    ō-vėr-lōd′, v.t. to load or fill overmuch.—n. an excessive load.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Overload

    In an electric motor a mechanical load put upon it so great as to prevent economical working. One effect of such a load is to make the armature run so slowly as to unduly reduce the counter-electro-motive force and hence to permit so much current to pass through the coils as to heat them, perhaps injuriously. In this case the production of heat implies the waste of energy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overload in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overload in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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