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load

 
pronunciation:
lod
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an amount of something carried; cargo or freight.
The train carried its load of coal through the valley.
synonyms:
cargo, contents, freight, lading, shipment
similar words:
goods, merchandise
definition 2: the usual or customary amount carried or put into something.
They delivered a load of hay this morning.
synonyms:
boatload, carload, shipload, shipment, wagonload
similar words:
payload
definition 3: a heavy burden or responsibility, or a large amount of work to be done.
Caring for her ailing mother had been a heavy load.I have a load of work to accomplish before Friday.
synonyms:
burden, chore, millstone, onus, tax
antonyms:
sinecure
similar words:
charge, cross, duty, encumbrance, freight, obligation, responsibility, stack, strain, weight
definition 4: in engineering, resistance to mechanical operation.
definition 5: the output of an electric generating plant.
synonyms:
output
similar words:
production
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: loaded, loading, loads
definition 1: to put (goods) on a ship, train, truck or other vehicle in order to transport.
They loaded the freight onto the ship.We loaded our furniture into the truck.
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synonyms:
fill, heap, lade, pack, weight
antonyms:
unlade, unload
similar words:
burden, cumber, pile, sack, stack, stuff
definition 2: to fill with something, often to capacity.
I loaded the washing machine.The police officer loaded his gun.He loaded himself with whiskey.
synonyms:
freight
definition 3: to place (a thing or things) into an apparatus.
The photographer loaded fresh film into the camera.
antonyms:
discharge, unload
similar words:
charge, refill
definition 4: to provide things to in abundance.
She loaded me with presents.
synonyms:
flood, overload, oversupply, overwhelm, swamp, weight
similar words:
burden, cumber, glut, provide, supply
definition 5: to distort by prejudice, for the purpose of gaining what one wants.
He loaded the question.
synonyms:
weight
similar words:
fix, pack, rig, slant, stack, stuff
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to put goods on or in a structure, container, or conveyance.
synonyms:
pack
antonyms:
discharge, unlade, unload
definition 2: to enter a vehicle of transport.
The passengers are now loading.
synonyms:
board, embark
similar words:
enter, mount
definition 3: to put ammunition into firearms.
antonyms:
unload
definition 4: to take on or eat a great deal of something (usu. fol. by up).
He loaded up with ice cream.
synonyms:
fill
similar words:
cram, glut, gorge, overeat, stuff
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word lode (a mineral deposit)? Load and lode sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • loaded:
    full.
  • loader:
    a machine that carries heavy things to another place.
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