Definitions for unloadʌnˈloʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to take the load or cargo from.

  2. to remove or discharge (cargo, passengers, etc.).

  3. to remove the charge from (a firearm).

    Category: Military

  4. to relieve of anything burdensome, oppressive, etc.

  5. to express freely, as feelings or grievances; pour out.

  6. to get rid of (goods, shares of stock, etc.) by sale in large quantities.

    Category: Business

  7. (v.i.)to unload something.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge(verb)

    leave or unload

    "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"

  2. unload, unlade, offload(verb)

    take the load off (a container or vehicle)

    "unload the truck"; "offload the van"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unload(verb)ʌnˈloʊd

    to take luggage, goods, etc. off a vehicle

    Let's unload the car later.; airplanes unloading and refuelling


  1. unload(Verb)

    To remove the load or cargo from (a vehicle, etc.).

  2. unload(Verb)

    To deposit one's load or cargo.

  3. unload(Verb)

    To give vent to or express.

  4. unload(Verb)

    To remove (something previously loaded) from memory.

  5. unload(Verb)

    To discharge or pour a liquid.

  6. unload(Verb)

    To get rid of or dispose of.

  7. unload(Verb)

    To deliver forcefully.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unload(verb)

    to take the load from; to discharge of a load or cargo; to disburden; as, to unload a ship; to unload a beast

  2. Unload(verb)

    hence, to relieve from anything onerous

  3. Unload(verb)

    to discharge or remove, as a load or a burden; as, to unload the cargo of a vessel

  4. Unload(verb)

    to draw the charge from; as, to unload a gun

  5. Unload(verb)

    to sell in large quantities, as stock; to get rid of

  6. Unload(verb)

    to perform the act of unloading anything; as, let unload now

Translations for unload

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to remove (cargo) from (eg a ship, vehicle etc)

The men were unloading the ship.

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