- the act of lading.
- that with which something is laden; load; freight; cargo.
Origin of lading
- 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 lading
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.Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'
Beware of lading your souls with the weight of small single sins.Expositions of Holy Scripture
I am therefore ready to deliver the said cargo according to the bill of lading.Tea Leaves
But some one will meet them, and tell them that their lading is worthless?The Boy Slaves
- a load; cargo; freight
- 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 lading
"act of loading a boat," early 15c., verbal noun from 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").