[ ley-ding ]
See synonyms for lading on
  1. the act of lading.

  2. that with which something is laden; load; freight; cargo.

Origin of lading

First recorded in 1490–1500; lade + -ing1

Words Nearby lading Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lading in a sentence

  • And they'd have to get definite word about the extension of a railroad siding for the lading purposes, too.

  • By the help of the capstan he had raised to the deck of the Durande the package which he had made of the lading of the sloop.

    Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
  • The buoyant koker-booms acted admirably, keeping the decks, with all lading on them, high and dry.

    The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid
  • The rafts were to be taken apart, and, with their lading, transported overland piecemeal.

    The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid
  • Their lading had been already put ashore, as river, or no river, they could be of no further service there.

    The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid

British Dictionary definitions for lading


/ (ˈleɪdɪŋ) /

  1. a load; cargo; freight

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