[ 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
lader, noun
lade , laid
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  • One man builds the hull, another rigs her, a third lades and sails her.

  • 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?

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
lader, noun
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
of uncertain origin
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