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Definitions for lading
ˈleɪ dɪŋlad·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignmentnoun

    goods carried by a large vehicle


  1. ladingnoun

    The action of loading.

  2. ladingnoun

    Shipment, cargo, freight.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ladingnoun

    Weight; burthen.

    Etymology: from lade.

    Some we made prize, while others burnt and rent
    With their rich lading to the bottom went. Edmund Waller.

    The storm grows higher and higher, and threatens the utter loss of the ship: there is but one way to save it, which is, by throwing its rich lading overboard. Robert South, Serm.

    It happened to be foul weather, so that the mariners cast their whole lading overboard to save themselves. Roger L'Estrange.

    Why should he sink where nothing seem’d to press?
    His lading little, and his ballast less. Jonathan Swift.


  1. lading

    Cargo consists of goods conveyed by water, air, or land. In economics, freight is cargo that is transported at a freight rate for commercial gain. Cargo was originally a shipload but now covers all types of freight, including transport by rail, van, truck, or intermodal container. The term cargo is also used in case of goods in the cold-chain, because the perishable inventory is always in transit towards a final end-use, even when it is held in cold storage or other similar climate-controlled facility. The term freight is commonly used to describe the movements of flows of goods being transported by any mode of transportation.Multi-modal container units, designed as reusable carriers to facilitate unit load handling of the goods contained, are also referred to as cargo, especially by shipping lines and logistics operators. Similarly, aircraft ULD boxes are also documented as cargo, with an associated packing list of the items contained within. When empty containers are shipped each unit is documented as a cargo and when goods are stored within, the contents are termed containerized cargo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lading

    of Lade

  2. Ladingnoun

    the act of loading

  3. Ladingnoun

    that which lades or constitutes a load or cargo; freight; burden; as, the lading of a ship

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lading

    A vessel's cargo.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lading is ranked #159712 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lading surname appeared 101 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lading.

    99% or 100 total occurrences were White.

Anagrams for lading »

  1. ligand

  2. angild

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lading in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lading in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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