[ loh-did ]
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  1. bearing or having a load; full: a loaded bus.

  2. containing ammunition or an explosive charge: a loaded rifle.

  1. (of a word, statement, or argument) charged with emotional or associative significance that hinders rational or unprejudiced consideration of the terms involved in a discourse.

  2. Slang.

    • having a great deal of money; rich.

    • under the influence of alcohol; drunk; intoxicated.

    • under the influence of drugs.

  3. Baseball. having a runner on each of the three bases: Bowden walks, and now the bases are loaded.

  4. (of dice) fraudulently weighted so as to increase the chances of certain combinations to appear face up when the dice are thrown.

  5. (of a product, building, etc.) including many extra features, accessories, luxuries, or the like: Dad’s new car is fully loaded with front and rear cameras, touchscreen navigation, heated seats, and a moonroof.

Idioms about loaded

  1. loaded for bear, Informal. bear2 (def. 11).

Origin of loaded

First recorded in 1655–65; 1940–45 for def. 4; load + -ed2

Other words from loaded

  • well-load·ed, adjective

Words Nearby loaded

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How to use loaded in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for loaded


/ (ˈləʊdɪd) /

  1. carrying a load

  2. (of dice, a roulette wheel, etc) weighted or otherwise biased

  1. (of a question or statement) containing a hidden trap or implication

  2. charged with ammunition

  3. (of concrete) containing heavy metals, esp iron or lead, for use in making radiation shields

  4. slang wealthy

  5. (postpositive) slang, mainly US and Canadian

    • drunk

    • drugged; influenced by drugs

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