laden

[ leyd-n ]
/ ˈleɪd n /

adjective

burdened; loaded down.

verb (used with object)

to lade.

Origin of laden

First recorded in 1585–95; lade + -en3, -en1
Related formsun·lad·en, adjective

Definition for laden (2 of 2)

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.

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
Related formslad·er, noun
Can be confusedlade laid
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British Dictionary definitions for laden (1 of 3)

laden

/ (ˈleɪdən) /

verb

a past participle of lade 1

adjective

weighed down with a load; loaded
encumbered; burdened

British Dictionary definitions for laden (2 of 3)

lade

1
/ (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 Formslader, noun

Word Origin for lade

Old English hladen to load; related to Dutch laden

British Dictionary definitions for laden (3 of 3)

lade

2
/ (led, leɪd) /

noun

Scot a watercourse, esp a millstream

Word Origin for lade

of uncertain origin
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