/loʊd / (say lohd)

1. that which is laid on or placed in anything for conveyance.
a. the quantity that can be or usually is carried, as in a cart: to take several loads to the tip.
b. (often in compounds such as carload, truckload) this quantity taken as a unit of measure or weight: three truckloads of gravel.
3. anything upborne or sustained: the load of fruit on a tree.
4. something that weighs down or oppresses like a burden.
5. the amount of work required of a person, machine, organisation, etc.
6. the charge of a firearm.
7. (plural) Colloquial a great quantity or number: loads of people.
8. the weight supported by a structure or part.
9. Electricity the power delivered by a generator, motor, power station, or transformer.
10. Electricity, Physics the resistance or impedance connected to a network containing a source or sources of electromotive force.
11. Mechanics the external resistance overcome by an engine, dynamo, or the like, under a given condition, measured by the power required.
12. Colloquial an infection of venereal disease, usually gonorrhoea.
13. Colloquial a sufficient quantity of liquor drunk to intoxicate.
verb (t)
14. to put a load on or in: to load a cart.
15. to supply abundantly or excessively with something: to load a person with gifts.
16. to weigh down, burden, or oppress.
17. to give bias to, especially by fraudulent means.
18. to add to the weight of, often fraudulently, as metals.
19. to make (dice) heavier on one side than on the others by fraudulent means so as to cause them to fall with a particular face upwards.
20. Insurance to increase (a net premium, etc.). See loading (def. 6).
21. to take on as a load: a vessel loading coal.
22. to charge (a firearm, camera, etc.).
23. to add additional material, containing elements of high atomic number, especially iron or lead, to concrete, for use in shielding a nuclear reactor.
24. to improve the surface of (paper) by adding china clay, titanium dioxide, or barium sulphate.
25. Computers to enter (data) into a database.
verb (i)
26. to put on or take on a load.
27. to load a firearm, camera, etc.
28. to become loaded.
29. to enter a means of conveyance: the football fans loaded into special buses.
30. get a load of, Colloquial to take notice of: Get a load of that, would you!
31. load the dice, to cause a situation to be especially favourable or unfavourable, often unfairly.
32. lose a load, (of a truck, train, forklift, etc.) to have a load slip off because the load shifts, or the vehicle is overbalanced.
33. shoot one's load, Colloquial (taboo) (of a man) to ejaculate (def. 1).
34. take a load off (one's feet), Colloquial to sit down.
35. load up, Colloquial to plant incriminating objects such as drugs on (someone).
{Middle English lode; originally the same word as lode (Old English lād way, source, carrying), but now differentiated in spelling and sense, and associated with lade}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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