What does Unload mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, dischargeverb

    leave or unload

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

  2. unload, unlade, offloadverb

    take the load off (a container or vehicle)

    "unload the truck"; "offload the van"


  1. unloadverb

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

  2. unloadverb

    To deposit one's load or cargo.

  3. unloadverb

    To give vent to or express.

  4. unloadverb

    To remove (something previously loaded) from memory.

  5. unloadverb

    To discharge or pour a liquid.

  6. unloadverb

    To get rid of or dispose of.

  7. unloadverb

    To deliver forcefully.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Unloadverb

    Like an ass, whose back with ingots bows,
    Thou bear’st thy heavy riches but a journey,
    And death unloadeth thee. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.

    Vain man forbear, of cares unload thy mind;
    Forget thy hopes, and give thy fears to wind. Thomas Creech.

    Some to unload the fertile branches run. Alexander Pope.

    To you duke Humphry must unload his grief. William Shakespeare.

    Nor can my tongue unload my heart’s great burthen. William Shakespeare.


  1. unload

    To unload generally means to remove or offload goods, items, cargo, or burden from a vehicle, person, or container. It can also refer to the act of expressing one's thoughts or emotions freely, relieving oneself of a problem, or removing responsibility or pressure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unloadverb

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

  2. Unloadverb

    hence, to relieve from anything onerous

  3. Unloadverb

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

  4. Unloadverb

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

  5. Unloadverb

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

  6. Unloadverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unload

    un-lōd′, v.t. to take the load from: to discharge: to disburden: (U.S. slang) to sell in great quantity, as risky stock, &c.—v.i. to discharge freight.—ns. Unload′er; Unload′ing.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. unload

    To take the powder and ball out of a piece of ordnance or a musket.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Unload in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Unload in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Unload in a Sentence

  1. Jaime Magbanua:

    Some of the NFA's imported stocks are more than six months old so there's also a need for them to immediately unload and then replenish.

  2. Tim Holan:

    Whether it was a field in Iowa or a parking lot in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we had to find a spot to unload all the animals from the train, the train operators would often know in advance where we were going, and they would bring their families to get a glimpse of the show.

  3. Jimmie Johnson:

    When you're struggling, you almost have a shotgun approach, and you're trying to hit a wide pattern and see what brings speed, when you unload off the truck and you're fast, you get much more into like a rifle scenario and you're very precise with the changes you make, and there's a lot of speed in the details.

  4. Sean Murphy:

    We breached the upper end of the trading range. People are looking to unload some longs.

  5. Larry Orton:

    It could be easily equipped to handle drainline stoppages, we have a number of different snakes—some with cameras, some with extended cables—that we use, depending on the clog. We could fit all the snakes and some repair materials on the City Express, along with a larger sewer machine and pressure-jetting equipment. I would rig the van with a winch to help unload the heavier equipment and bins for materials. And the dual side doors make access from either side excellent. You don’t need to crawl all over everything to get what you need. It would be the ideal specialized vehicle for that.

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