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load definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: weight to be borne or conveyed [syn: load, loading, burden]
2: a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; "the system broke down under excessive loads" [syn: load, loading]
3: goods carried by a large vehicle [syn: cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignment]
4: an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; "he got a load on and started a brawl"
5: the power output of a generator or power plant
6: an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind" [syn: burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus]
7: a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks [syn: lode, load]
8: the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents [syn: warhead, payload, load]
9: electrical device to which electrical power is delivered v
1: fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay" [syn: load, lade, laden, load up]
2: provide (a device) with something necessary; "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera" [syn: load, charge]
3: transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory
4: put (something) on a structure or conveyance; "load the bags onto the trucks"
5: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor" [syn: load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English lod, from Old English l?d support, carrying more at lode Date: 12th century 1. a. the quantity that can be carried at one time by a specified means; especially a measured quantity of a commodity fixed for each type of carrier often used in combination <a boatload of tourists> b. whatever is put on a person or pack animal to be carried ; pack c. whatever is put in a ship or vehicle or airplane for conveyance ; cargo; especially a quantity of material assembled or packed as a shipping unit 2. a. a mass or weight supported by something <branches bent low by their load of fruit> b. the forces to which a structure is subjected due to superposed weight or to wind pressure on the vertical surfaces; broadly the forces to which a given object is subjected 3. a. something that weighs down the mind or spirits <took a load off her mind> b. a burdensome or laborious responsibility <always carried his share of the load> 4. slang an intoxicating amount of liquor drunk 5. a large quantity ; lot usually used in plural 6. a. a charge for a firearm b. the quantity of material loaded into a device at one time 7. external resistance overcome by a machine or prime mover 8. a. power output (as of a power plant) or power consumption (as by a device) b. a device to which power is delivered 9. a. (1) the amount of work that a person carries or is expected to carry (2) the amount of authorized work to be performed by a machine, a group, a department, or a factory b. the demand on the operating resources of a system (as a telephone exchange or a refrigerating apparatus) 10. slang eyeful used in the phrase get a load of 11. the amount of a deleterious microorganism, parasite, growth, or substance present in a human or animal body <measure viral load in the blood> <the worm load in rats> called also burden 12. an amount added (as to the price of a security or the net premium in insurance) to represent selling expense and profit to the distributor 13. genetic load II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to put a load in or on <load a truck> b. to place in or on a means of conveyance <load freight> 2. a. to encumber or oppress with something heavy, laborious, or disheartening ; burden <a company loaded down with debts> b. to place as a burden or obligation <load more work on him> 3. a. to increase the weight of by adding something heavy b. to add a conditioning substance (as a mineral salt) to for body c. to weight or shape (dice) to fall unfairly d. to pack with one-sided or prejudicial influences ; bias e. to charge with multiple meanings (as emotional associations or hidden implications) f. to weight (as a test) with factors influencing validity or outcome 4. a. to supply in abundance or excess ; heap, pack b. to put runners on (first, second, and third bases) in baseball 5. a. to put a load or charge in (a device or piece of equipment) <load a gun> b. to place or insert especially as a load in a device or piece of equipment <load film in a camera> c. to copy or transfer (as a program or data) into a computer's memory especially from an external source (as a disk drive or the Internet) 6. to alter (as an alcoholic drink) by adding an adulterant or drug 7. a. to add a load to (an insurance premium) b. to add a sum to after profits and expenses are accounted for <loaded prices> intransitive verb 1. to receive a load 2. to put a load on or in a carrier, device, or container; especially to insert the charge or cartridge in the chamber of a firearm 3. to go or go in as a load <tourists loading onto a bus> 4. to become loaded into a computer's memory <the program loads quickly> loader noun

U.S. Military Dictionary

(*) 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.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a what is carried or is to be carried; a burden. b an amount usu. or actually carried (often in comb.: a busload of tourists; a lorry-load of bricks). 2 a unit of measure or weight of certain substances. 3 a burden or commitment of work, responsibility, care, grief, etc. 4 (in pl.; often foll. by of) colloq. plenty; a lot. 5 a Electr. the amount of power supplied by a generating system at any given time. b Electronics an impedance or circuit that receives or develops the output of a transistor or other device. 6 the weight or force borne by the supporting part of a structure. 7 a material object or force acting as a weight or clog. 8 the resistance of machinery to motive power. --v. 1 tr. a put a load on or aboard (a person, vehicle, ship, etc.). b place (a load or cargo) aboard a ship, on a vehicle, etc. 2 intr. (often foll. by up) (of a ship, vehicle, or person) take a load aboard, pick up a load. 3 tr. (often foll. by with) a add weight to; be a weight or burden upon. b oppress (a stomach loaded with food). 4 tr. strain the bearing-capacity of (a table loaded with food). 5 tr. (also load up) (foll. by with) a supply overwhelmingly (loaded us with work). b assail overwhelmingly (loaded us with abuse). 6 tr. charge (a firearm) with ammunition. 7 tr. insert (the required operating medium) in a device, e.g. film in a camera, magnetic tape in a tape recorder, a program into a computer, etc. 8 tr. add an extra charge to (an insurance premium) in the case of a poorer risk. 9 tr. a weight with lead. b give a bias to (dice, a roulette wheel, etc.) with weights. Phrases and idioms: get a load of sl. listen attentively to; notice. load-displacement (or -draught) the displacement of a ship when laden. load line a Plimsoll line. Etymology: OE lad way, journey, conveyance, f. Gmc: rel. to LEAD(1), LODE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Load Load, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Loaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Loading. Loaden is obsolete, and laden belongs to lade.] 1. 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. I strive all in vain to load the cart. --Gascoigne. I have loaden me with many spoils. --Shak. Those honors deep and broad, wherewith Your majesty loads our house. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Load Load, n. [OE. lode load, way; properly the same word as lode, but confused with lade, load, v. See Lade, Lead, v., Lode.] 1. 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. He might such a load To town with his ass carry. --Gower. 2. 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. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care. `` A . . . load of guilt.'' --Ray. `` Our life's a load.'' --Dryden. 4. 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. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder. 6. Weight or violence of blows. [Obs.] --Milton. 7. (Mach.) The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working. Load line, or Load water line (Naut.), the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded. Syn: Burden; lading; weight; cargo. See Burden.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(loads, loading, loaded) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If you load a vehicle or a container, you put a large quantity of things into it. The three men seemed to have finished loading the truck... Mr. Dambar had loaded his plate with lasagne... They load all their equipment into backpacks... She deposited the loaded tray. VERB: V n, V n with n, V n into/onto n, V-ed Load up means the same as load. I've just loaded my truck up... The giggling couple loaded up their red sports car and drove off... We loaded up carts with all the blankets, bandages, medication, water we could spare... She loaded up his collection of vintage wines into crates. PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron), V P n with n, V P n into/onto n, also V n P with/into/onto n loading ...the loading of baggage onto international flights. N-SING: usu the N of n 2. A load is something, usually a large quantity or heavy object, which is being carried. He drove by with a big load of hay... He was carrying a very heavy load. N-COUNT 3. If you refer to a load of people or things or loads of them, you are emphasizing that there are a lot of them. (INFORMAL) I've got loads of money... His people came up with a load of embarrassing information... ...a load of kids. QUANT: QUANT of n-uncount/pl-n [emphasis] 4. When someone loads a weapon such as a gun, they put a bullet or missile in it so that it is ready to use. I knew how to load and handle a gun... He carried a loaded gun... VERB: V n, V-ed 5. To load a camera or other piece of equipment means to put film, tape, or data into it so that it is ready to use. A photographer from the newspaper was loading his camera with film... The data can subsequently be loaded on a computer for processing. VERB: V n with n, V n into/onto/on n 6. You can refer to the amount of work you have to do as a load. She's taking some of the load off the secretaries. N-COUNT 7. The load of a system or piece of equipment, especially a system supplying electricity or a computer, is the extent to which it is being used at a particular time. An efficient bulb may lighten the load of power stations... Several processors can share the load of handling data in a single program. N-COUNT 8. The load on something is the amount of weight that is pressing down on it or the amount of strain that it is under. Some of these chairs have flattened feet which spread the load on the ground... High blood pressure imposes an extra load on the heart. N-SING 9. a load off your mind: see mind see also loaded

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Burden, weight. 2. Lading, cargo, freight. 3. Encumbrance, pressure, clog, incubus, drag weight, dead weight, oppression. 4. Charge (of a fire-arm). 5. Weight, violence (of blows). II. v. a. 1. Freight, lade, put or lay a load upon. 2. Encumber, oppress, burden, weigh down, cumber. 3. Charge (as a gun). 4. Adulterate.

Moby Thesaurus

abundance, acres, adulterate, affliction, albatross, anxiety, bag, baggage, bags, bale, barrel, barrels, bear, bear hard upon, bellyful, bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, blast, bottle, box, brim, bumper, burden, burden of care, burdening, burthen, bushel, can, cankerworm of care, capacity, care, cargo, carload, carry, cartload, ceil, charge, charging, chock, choke, cock, complement, congest, consignment, convey, cook, copiousness, countlessness, cram, crate, cross, crowd, crown of thorns, crush, cumber, cumbrance, curse, deadweight, debase, detonate, difficulty, disadvantage, discharge, distress, doctor, drag, drain, drop, duty, eject, embarrassment, encumber, encumbrance, face, fake, feather, fell, fill, fill to overflowing, fill up, fire, fire off, flood, freight, freightage, full house, full load, full measure, fur, gall, gall and wormwood, get up steam, glut, go hard with, go ill with, gobs, goods, gorge, grievance, gun, gun for, hamper, handicap, haul, heap, heap up, hit, impediment, impedimenta, imposition, inconvenience, incubus, incumbency, infliction, inlay, interline, jam, jam up, jam-pack, juggle, lade, lading, let fly, let off, liability, lie on, line, loading, luggage, lumber, manipulate, mass, millstone, mountain, mouthful, much, multitude, numerousness, obligation, ocean, oceans, onus, oodles, oppress, oppression, overburden, overfill, overload, oversupply, overtax, overtaxing, overweight, overweighting, overwhelm, pack, pack away, pack of troubles, pad, parcel, payload, peck, peck of troubles, pelt, penalty, pepper, pick off, pile, pistol, plant, plenitude, plenty, plug, pocket, pot, potshoot, potshot, press hard upon, pressure, prime, profusion, quantities, quantity, ram in, responsibility, rest hard upon, retouch, riddle, rig, sack, saddle, saddle with, saddling, salt, satiate, saturate, sea, sea of troubles, set, ship, shipload, shipment, shoot, shoot at, shoot down, skinful, slew, snipe, snootful, sophisticate, sorrow, spate, squeeze, stack, steam up, store, stow, strike, stuff, superabundance, supercharge, superfluity, superincumbency, surcharge, surfeit, swamp, take a potshot, tamper with, task, tax, taxing, thorn, tons, top off, torpedo, trailerload, trainload, transport, trouble, truckload, try one, vanload, volume, wad, wads, wainscot, warhead, warm up, waters of bitterness, weigh, weigh down, weigh heavy on, weigh on, weigh upon, weight, white elephant, wind, wind up, woe, world, worlds, worry


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