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Definitions of load

  1. weight to be borne or conveyed
  2. an onerous or difficult concern; " the burden of responsibility"; " that's a load off my mind"
  3. goods carried by a large vehicle
  4. fill or load; " load a car"
  5. put ( something) on a structure or conveyance; " load the bags onto the trucks"
  6. electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
  7. the part of a missile or torpedo that carries the explosive charge
  8. a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
  9. the power output of a generator or power plant
  10. ( informal) an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; " he got a load on and started a brawl"
  11. a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; " the system broke down under excessive loads"
  12. fill by packing tightly; " stow the cart"
  13. the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
  14. an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; " he got a load on and started a brawl"
  15. fill or place a load on; " load a car"; " load the truck with hay"
  16. provide with munition; " He loaded his gun carefully"
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
  20. 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.
  21. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
  22. Weight or violence of blows.
  23. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
  24. 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.
  25. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
  26. To magnetize.
  27. To put on as much as can be carried; to freight; to burden; weigh down; to put powder, etc., into, as a gun.
  28. A burden; mass or weight usually carried at once; as, a load of coal; cargo; something which binders free or swift movement; a mental burden; as, a load of care or suffering; the powder, etc., with which a gun is charged.
  29. Loader.
  30. To lade or burden: to put on as much as can be carried: to heap on: to put on overmuch: to confer or give in great abundance: to charge, as a gun.
  31. A lading or burden: as much as can be carried at once: freight or cargo: a measure: any large quantity borne: a quantity sustained with difficulty: that which burdens or grieves: a weight or encumbrance.
  32. A lading or burden; weight; grievance.
  33. To put on, as a burden; put cargo on board; charge, as a gun.
  34. To charge, as a firearm.
  35. That which is to be carried; a burden; cargo.
  36. A charge, as for a gun.
  37. That which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; a burden; weight; a cargo or freight; as much as can be carried at once; that which is borne with pain or difficulty; anything oppressive or depressing; violence; the quantity of nine dishes of ore, each dish being about 1/ 2 cwt.
  38. To lay a burden on; to lay on as much as can be carried; to lay on or lade too much; to oppress; to embarrass; to encumber; to make heavy by something added; to charge a gun.
  39. A burden; a cargo; that which is borne with inconvenience, difficulty, or pain; weight; pressure; a weight, or defined quantities of different commodities or bulky merchandise.
  40. To burden; to lay on or in for conveyance; to make heavy by something added; to charge, as a gun; to bestow or confer abundantly.
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Usage examples for load

  1. So one load was taken off my heart only to make room for another. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  2. " Load 'em at the wrong end! – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. " We're trying to load tires. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  4. Any bad Christian, come and load me! – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  5. Take from me my load of sin, and then I will gladly go. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  6. You don't know what a load you've taken off my mind. – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs
  7. " Think of me," said George-" think of the load I have got to bear." – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  8. If there was only a spare weapon, the English girl declares she could easily load it, but it happens they have none. – Miss Caprice by St. George Rathborne
  9. I give you my word it took a load off my heart." – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  10. A load has fallen from her heart. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  11. Come on, Kit, you might as well blast off with a load of children. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  12. But there was no time to load again. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  13. They have captured a boat- load of living fish! – Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan
  14. Load quick, and I'll try again. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  15. " No wonder your heart hurts if it has got all that load of trouble on it, and we'll just get a little of that 'scare' off. – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess
  16. I was so much engaged that, when the moon was in its full, I often started with my load of wood a little before plain daylight. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  17. If you will wait while I put up the load, I'll take you back. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
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