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lading

[ley-ding] /ˈleɪ dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of lading.
2.
that with which something is laden; load; freight; cargo.
Origin of lading
1490-1500
First recorded in 1490-1500; lade + -ing1

lade

[leyd] /leɪd/
verb (used with object), laded, laden or laded, lading.
1.
to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load.
2.
to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive):
laden with many responsibilities.
3.
to fill or cover abundantly (used chiefly in the passive):
trees laden with fruit; a man laden with honors.
4.
to lift or throw in or out, as a fluid, with a ladle or other utensil.
verb (used without object), laded, laden or laded, lading.
5.
to take on a load.
6.
to lade a liquid.
Origin
before 900; Middle English laden, Old English hladan to load, draw up (water); cognate with Dutch laden, German laden, Old Norse hlatha to load. Cf. ladle
Related forms
lader, noun
Can be confused
lade, laid.
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Examples from the Web for lading
Historical Examples
  • Ah, lad, invoices and bills of lading are not done up in that fashion.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • That you sent no lading in the ship is wonderfull, and worthily distasted.

  • Beware of lading your souls with the weight of small single sins.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren
  • I am therefore ready to deliver the said cargo according to the bill of lading.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • But some one will meet them, and tell them that their lading is worthless?

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • An official record of a ship's size, the bills of lading, ownership, &c.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Domecq was working down below, lading the stuff into bullock-carts.

  • She used to pull out his notes and criticize them like bills of lading.

  • Jarette, I suppose, helped with the lading, and knew where it was stowed.

    Sail Ho! George Manville Fenn
  • And some lading, some first fruits, must go back in the ships.

British Dictionary definitions for lading

lading

/ˈleɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a load; cargo; freight

lade1

/leɪd/
verb lades, lading, laded, laden (ˈleɪdən), laded
1.
to put cargo or freight on board (a ship, etc) or (of a ship, etc) to take on cargo or freight
2.
(transitive; usually passive) and foll by with. to burden or oppress
3.
(transitive; usually passive) and foll by with. to fill or load
4.
to remove (liquid) with or as if with a ladle
Derived Forms
lader, noun
Word Origin
Old English hladen to load; related to Dutch laden

lade2

/led; leɪd/
noun
1.
(Scot) a watercourse, esp a millstream
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for lading
n.

"act of loading a boat," early 15c., verbal noun from lade (v.).

lade

v.

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").

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