Definitions of load

  1. To charge, as a firearm.
  2. 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.
  3. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
  4. To magnetize.
  5. To put on as much as can be carried; to freight; to burden; weigh down; to put powder, etc., into, as a gun.
  6. 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.
  7. To put on, as a burden; put cargo on board; charge, as a gun.
  8. fill or load; " load a car"
  9. put ( something) on a structure or conveyance; " load the bags onto the trucks"
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
  13. 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.
  14. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
  15. Weight or violence of blows.
  16. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. an onerous or difficult concern; " the burden of responsibility"; " that's a load off my mind"
  20. electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
  21. the part of a missile or torpedo that carries the explosive charge
  22. the power output of a generator or power plant
  23. ( informal) an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; " he got a load on and started a brawl"
  24. the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
  25. an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; " he got a load on and started a brawl"
  26. provide with munition; " He loaded his gun carefully"
  27. 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.
  28. Loader.
  29. 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.
  30. A lading or burden; weight; grievance.
  31. That which is to be carried; a burden; cargo.
  32. A charge, as for a gun.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
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