- to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load.
- to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive): laden with many responsibilities.
- to fill or cover abundantly (used chiefly in the passive): trees laden with fruit; a man laden with honors.
- to lift or throw in or out, as a fluid, with a ladle or other utensil.
- to take on a load.
- to lade a liquid.
Origin of lade
Examples from the Web for lade
When just ready to boil, put in the herbs, cut or uncut; and when ready again to boil, lade it to and fro to prevent its boiling.
The liquid refuse from the mills is discharged into the lade.Highways and Byways in The Border
Pass straight down the fields, not round by the lade and plantations.Shirley
Andt you have also been doing well of lade, as I am bleased to hear.Great Musical Composers
George T. Ferris
He had your photo and dear David's lade upon his bed, made me sit by him.The Wrecker
Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
- to put cargo or freight on board (a ship, etc) or (of a ship, etc) to take on cargo or freight
- (tr; usually passive and foll by with) to burden or oppress
- (tr; usually passive and foll by with) to fill or load
- to remove (liquid) with or as if with a ladle
- Scot a watercourse, esp a millstream
Word Origin and History for lade
Old English hladan (past tense hlod, past participle gehladen) "to load, heap" (the general Germanic sense), also "to draw water" (a meaning peculiar to English), from Proto-Germanic *khlad- (cf. Old Norse hlaða, Old Saxon hladan, Middle Dutch and Dutch laden, Old Frisian hlada "to load," Old High German hladen, German laden), from PIE *kla- "to spread out flat" (cf. Lithuanian kloti "to spread," Old Church Slavonic klado "to set, place").