[ leyd ]
/ leɪd /
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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 ladelader, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ladelade , laid
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How to use lade in a sentence
I heard writer Justin Lader wrote 50 pages of suggested script for The One I Love and let the actors improvise the rest.Is Elisabeth Moss the One 'True Detective' Loves? She Doesn't Deny It.|Melissa Leon|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Ve vill go ofer dot lader, Misder Jerrold," said Carl, impatiently.Motor Matt's Air Ship|Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for lade (1 of 2)
/ (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 ladelader, noun
Word Origin for lade
Old English hladen to load; related to Dutch laden
British Dictionary definitions for lade (2 of 2)
/ (led, leɪd) /
Scot a watercourse, esp a millstream
Word Origin for lade
of uncertain origin
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