- 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
Related Wordsload, douse, pile, overload, freight, saddle, bathe, souse, submerge, duck, wash, pitch, submerse, bail, slop, soak, lave, irrigate, splash, wet
Examples from the Web for laded
They carried a gun apiece, and the artillerymen had laded them too far forward.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
And they laded their asses with their corn, and departed thence.
Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
We laded all the bras shivers and shot abord the Hozeander this day.Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I
And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.The Bible for Young People
- 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 laded
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").