[ 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
One man builds the hull, another rigs her, a third lades and sails her.Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin|Benjamin Franklin
He expects a small present from every commander that lades salt here; and is glad to be invited aboard their ships.A Voyage to New Holland|William Dampier
When we had regained our places the Lades were round the curve of the hill and out of sight.Rodney Stone|Arthur Conan Doyle
Now Carver thinks he lades the whole county, and ten mile round—but who is it lades him, I want to know?Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
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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