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What does "Load" mean?

Definition

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


Synonyms charge, burden, onus, freight, laden, consignment, payload, encumbrance, cargo, stow, lode, lade, shipment, loading, warhead, lading, incumbrance, load up


Example: "He got a load on and started a brawl" Example: "The system broke down under excessive loads" Example: "That's a load off my mind" Example: "Load a car" Example: "He loaded his gun carefully" Example: "Load the bags onto the trucks"


Word Family loaded, loader, loaders, loading, loadings, loads, reload, reloaded, reloading, reloads, unload, unloaded, unloading, unloads