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load

 
pronunciation:
lod
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an amount of something carried.
The train carried its load of timber down from the mountains.
synonyms:
cargo, contents, freight, shipment
similar words:
goods, merchandise
definition 2: the usual amount carried or put into something.
This basket can hold two loads of laundry.
synonyms:
shipment
definition 3: a heavy burden or responsibility, or a large amount of work to be done.
Not being able to tell him the truth was a load on her mind.I have a load of homework to do tonight.
synonyms:
burden, chore, tax
similar words:
charge, cross, duty, obligation, responsibility, strain, weight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: loaded, loading, loads
definition 1: to put on or in something in order to carry.
We loaded our things into the moving van.
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synonyms:
fill, heap, pack
antonyms:
unload
similar words:
burden, pile, sack, stack, stuff
definition 2: to put into a device.
Did you load the film into the camera?I loaded the dishes into the dishwasher.
antonyms:
discharge, unload
similar words:
charge, refill
definition 3: to fill with something.
She loaded the camera with film.The police officer loaded his gun.
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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