With 22 percent unemployment, and loaded with debt and deteriorating real estate prices, who is going to save it?
I realized, a bit too late, that certain words I had always known were now loaded, and therefore off limits.
Facebook is becoming its own alternate Internet, loaded with functionality you simply cannot find elsewhere.
Any product that touts itself as “LOW FAT” for instance, is often loaded with sugar.
The five men, their Land Rover, and their supplies were loaded into the gigantic military aircraft.
You rig this thing on the camera, which is loaded with infrared film.
These stalwarts of the latest class were loaded with horns and noise-machines.
Taland thanked her, and loaded the chest on his shoulder, but carefully, lest he should wake the child too soon.
But it was even worse than that, for there was no charge to explode; the pistol was not loaded.
I soon had this loaded with all the provisions that I thought we could get through with, though the selection was poor enough.
"drunk," slang, 1886, from past participle of load (v.), from expression take one's load "drink one's fill" (1590s). In the sense of "rich," loaded is attested from 1910.
"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," c.1200, from Old English lad "way, course, carrying," from Proto-Germanic *laitho (cf. Old High German leita, German leite, Old Norse leið "way, course"); related to Old English lædan "to guide," from PIE *leit- "to go forth" (see lead (v.)). Sense shifted 13c. to supplant words based on lade, to which it is not etymologically connected; original association with "guide" is preserved in lodestone. Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from c.1300.
Figurative sense of "burden weighing on the mind, heart, or soul" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "amount of work" is from 1946. Colloquial loads "lots, heaps" is attested from c.1600. Phrase take a load off (one's) feet "sit down, relax" is from 1914, American English. Get a load of "take a look at" is American English colloquial, attested from 1929.
A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat. A positive load is a quantity in excess of the normal; a negative load is a deficit.