Definition of Load

1. Noun. Weight to be borne or conveyed.

Exact synonyms: Burden, Loading
Specialized synonyms: Burthen, Dead Load, Live Load, Superload, Millstone, Overburden, Overload, Overload
Generic synonyms: Weight
Derivative terms: Burden

2. Verb. Fill or place a load on. "They load the cart with boxes "; "Load the truck with hay"
Exact synonyms: Lade, Laden, Load Up
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Specialized synonyms: Load Down, Pack, Bomb Up, Overcharge, Overload, Surcharge, Reload, Stack
Derivative terms: Lading, Loader, Loading

3. Noun. A quantity that can be processed or transported at one time. "The system broke down under excessive loads"
Exact synonyms: Loading
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Trainload

4. Verb. Provide (a device) with something necessary. "Load the camera"
Exact synonyms: Charge
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Specialized synonyms: Recharge, Reload
Derivative terms: Charge, Loader

5. Noun. Goods carried by a large vehicle.
Exact synonyms: Cargo, Consignment, Freight, Lading, Loading, Payload, Shipment
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware
Derivative terms: Freight, Lade, Ship

6. Verb. Transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Transfer

7. Noun. An amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate. "He got a load on and started a brawl"
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity

8. Verb. Put (something) on a structure or conveyance. "They load the books into the box"; "Load the bags onto the trucks"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Loader, Loading

9. Noun. The power output of a generator or power plant.

10. Verb. Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones. "Adulterate liquor"
Exact synonyms: Adulterate, Debase, Dilute, Stretch
Related verbs: Extend, Stretch
Generic synonyms: Corrupt, Spoil
Specialized synonyms: Water Down, Doctor, Doctor Up, Sophisticate
Derivative terms: Adulterant, Adulterant, Adulterator, Adulterator, Debasement, Dilution

11. Noun. An onerous or difficult concern. "That's a load off my mind"
Exact synonyms: Burden, Encumbrance, Incumbrance, Onus
Generic synonyms: Concern, Headache, Vexation, Worry
Specialized synonyms: Dead Weight, Fardel, Imposition, Pill
Derivative terms: Burden

12. Noun. A deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks.
Exact synonyms: Lode
Generic synonyms: Alluviation, Deposit, Sedimentation
Specialized synonyms: Champion Lode, Mother Lode

13. Noun. The front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents.
Exact synonyms: Payload, Warhead
Specialized synonyms: Atomic Warhead, Nuclear Warhead, Nuke, Thermonuclear Warhead
Generic synonyms: Explosive
Group relationships: Guided Missile

14. Noun. Electrical device to which electrical power is delivered.
Generic synonyms: Electrical Device

Definition of Load

1. n. 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.

2. 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.

Definition of Load

1. Noun. A burden; a weight to be carried. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A worry or concern to be endured, especially in the phrase ''a load off one's mind''. ¹

3. Noun. A certain number of articles or quantity of material that can be transported or processed at one time. ¹

4. Noun. (context: in combination) (non-gloss definition Used to form nouns that indicate a large quantity, often corresponding to the capacity of a vehicle) ¹

5. Noun. (often in the plural colloquial) A large number or amount. ¹

6. Noun. The volume of work required to be performed. ¹

7. Noun. (engineering) The force exerted on a structural component such as a beam, girder, cable etc. ¹

8. Noun. (electrical engineering) The electrical current or power delivered by a device. ¹

9. Noun. (electrical engineering) Any component that draws current or power from an electrical circuit. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) A unit of measure, often equivalent to the capacity of a waggon, but later becoming more specific measures of weight. ¹

11. Noun. A very small explosive inserted as a gag into a cigarette or cigar. ¹

12. Noun. (slang sometimes extremely vulgar) A slang term for semen. ¹

13. Verb. (usually transitive occasionally intransitive) To put a load on (something). ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To fill (a firearm or artillery) with munition. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To insert (an item or items) into an apparatus so as to ready it for operation, such as a reel of film into a camera, sheets of paper into a printer etc. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To fill (a reactor or similar) with raw material. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) (qualifier computing) To read (data or a program) from a storage medium into computer memory. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) (qualifier computing) To transfer from a storage medium into computer memory. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) (baseball) To put runners on first, second and third bases ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) (context: especially of dice) To tamper with so as to produce a biased outcome. Often used figuratively, to indicate the gaining of an advantage. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) To ask or adapt a question so that it will be more likely to be answered in a certain way. ¹

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Definition of Load

1. to place in or on a means of conveyance [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Load

1. 1. 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. "I strive all in vain to load the cart." (Gascoigne) "I have loaden me with many spoils." (Shak) "Those honors deep and broad, wherewith Your majesty loads our house." (Shak) 2. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine. 3. To magnetize. Loaded dice, dice with one side made heavier than the others, so that the number on the opposite side will come up oftenest. Origin: Loaded; Loading. Loaden is obsolete, and laden belongs to lade. 1. 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. "He might such a load To town with his ass carry." (Gower) 2. 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. 3. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care. " A . . . Load of guilt." . " Our life's a load." 4. 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. 5. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder. 6. Weight or violence of blows. 7. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working. Load line, or Load water line, the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded. Synonym: Burden, lading, weight, cargo. See Burden. Origin: OE. Lode load, way; properly the same word as lode, but confused with lade, load, v. See Lade, Lead, Lode. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Load

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lo and behold
lo mein
load bearing
load cast
load down
load factor
load fund
load line
load management
load shedding
load time
load up

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