lading

[ ley-ding ]
/ ˈleɪ dɪŋ /

noun

the act of lading.
that with which something is laden; load; freight; cargo.

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Origin of lading

First recorded in 1490–1500; lade + -ing1

Definition for lading (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 lading (1 of 3)

lading

/ (ˈleɪdɪŋ) /

noun

a load; cargo; freight

British Dictionary definitions for lading (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 lading (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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