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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 lay a burden on; lade; weigh down; freight; supply abundantly.
  35. To charge, as a firearm.
  36. That which is to be carried; a burden; cargo.
  37. A charge, as for a gun.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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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Quotes of load

  1. I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren't laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof. – Allan Carr
  2. The added work load of a degree has made me focus a lot more when I am in work. – Benjamin Cohen
  3. The BBC produces wonderful programmes; it also produces a load of old rubbish. – Jonathan Dimbleby
  4. You don't really want to load up a whole lot, probably anything more than four hours before the race. I needed something to make me feel full, but I certainly didn't want it to make me feel stuffed. – Eric Heiden
  5. Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load the greater will be the profit upon profit. – Hesiod
  6. It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. – Lou Holtz
  7. Well, he doesn't make me laugh. I think I've got a fair sense of humour but I can't really see it in him. I've listened to his show on the radio on a Saturday morning, and that's a load of mince as well. – Ian St. John
  8. The jury could get the case as early as next week, but the defense says they just want to introduce one last -minute load of crap. – Bill Maher
  9. What seems to be clear to me is that after the primary infection most of the cells die indirectly, but at the later stage, when the viral load is very high, the virus kills a lot of cells directly. – Luc Montagnier
  10. Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it. – Jean Paul
  11. My second play, The Birthday Party, I wrote in 1958- or 1957. It was totally destroyed by the critics of the day, who called it an absolute load of rubbish. – Harold Pinter
  12. But as well may you, when urging a man up -hill with a heavy load upon his back, and with your lash also upon his back, tell him, that be has nothing to do either with the load or the lash. – Gerrit Smith
  13. If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations. It's easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well. – Alan Thicke
  14. Fat is one of the chief enemies of the heart because it has to be plentifully supplied with blood and thus needlessly increases the pumping load that the heart must sustain. – Gene Tunney
  15. The world of this is a load of crap. You get all these bloody people, so incredibly sycophantic. – Charlie Watts

Usage examples for load

  1. " Load 'em at the wrong end! – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. 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
  3. You don't know what a load you've taken off my mind. – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs
  4. " Think of me," said George-" think of the load I have got to bear." – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  5. So one load was taken off my heart only to make room for another. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  6. Any bad Christian, come and load me! – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  7. Take from me my load of sin, and then I will gladly go. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  8. He put down his load and ran out to bring in the rest. – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  9. 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
  10. " We're trying to load tires. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  11. Only another boat- load of stuff remained to be taken off, and in the boat that came for this were Ben, Evil- Eye, and the captain of the schooner. – The Wreckers of Sable Island by J. Macdonald Oxley
  12. A load has fallen from her heart. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  13. Come on, Kit, you might as well blast off with a load of children. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  14. But there was no time to load again. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  15. I give you my word it took a load off my heart." – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  16. If you will wait while I put up the load I'll take you back. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  17. They have captured a boat- load of living fish! – Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan
  18. " 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
  19. Load quick, and I'll try again. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan

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