lade

[ leyd ]
/ leɪd /

verb (used with object), lad·ed, lad·en or lad·ed, lad·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), lad·ed, lad·en or lad·ed, lad·ing.

to take on a load.
to lade a liquid.

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Origin of lade

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lade

lader, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lade

lade , laid
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British Dictionary definitions for lade (1 of 2)

lade1
/ (leɪd) /

verb lades, lading, laded, laden (ˈleɪdən) or laded

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

Derived forms of lade

lader, noun

Word Origin for lade

Old English hladen to load; related to Dutch laden

British Dictionary definitions for lade (2 of 2)

lade2
/ (led, leɪd) /

noun

Scot a watercourse, esp a millstream

Word Origin for lade

of uncertain origin
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