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load - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'load' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Load [ v.]
- 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.
- 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.
- That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
- 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.
- The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
- Weight or violence of blows.
- The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
2 . Load [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
- To magnetize.

Meaning of 'load' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . load [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate
Example in sentence:
  • he got a load on and started a brawl
Meaning (2):
- an onerous or difficult concern
Example in sentence:
  • that's a load off my mind;
  • the burden of responsibility
Meaning (3):
- a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
Example in sentence:
  • the system broke down under excessive loads
4 . load [ v]
Meaning (4):
- corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
Example in sentence:
  • adulterate liquor
Meaning (5):
- provide (a device) with something necessary
Example in sentence:
  • He loaded his gun carefully;
  • load the camera
Meaning (6):
- fill or place a load on
Example in sentence:
  • load a car;
  • load the truck with hay
Meaning (7):
- put (something) on a structure or conveyance
Example in sentence:
  • load the bags onto the trucks