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Load meaning

load - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
  2. 2. an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; " he got a load on and started a brawl"
  3. 3. fill or place a load on; " load a car"; " load the truck with hay"
  4. 4. provide with munition; " He loaded his gun carefully"
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
  9. 9. Weight or violence of blows.
  10. 10. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
  13. 13. To magnetize.
  14. 14. A lading or burden; weight; grievance.
  15. 15. To put on, as a burden; put cargo on board; charge, as a gun.

load - examples of usage

  1. But so far as 'trespass' matters, I've relieved you of that load, Since the place I now am standing is, I think, the public road.
  2. Load after load I carried down. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. The neighbours soon had food for gossip in the fact that a load of hay which he had sold was met in the road by the landlord's agent and turned back. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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