- having a great deal of money; rich.
- under the influence of alcohol; drunk; intoxicated.
- under the influence of drugs.
Origin of loaded
- the power delivered by a generator, motor, power station, or transformer.
- a device that receives power.
verb (used with object)
- to place a large amount of pigment on (a brush).
- to apply a thick layer of pigment to (a canvas).
- (of metal being deep-drawn) to become welded to (the drawing tool).
- (of material being ground) to fill the depressions in the surface of (a grinding wheel).
- (in powder metallurgy) to fill the cavity of (a die).
- to bring (a program or data) into main storage from external or auxiliary storage.
- to place (an input/output medium) into an appropriate device, as by inserting a disk into a disk drive.
verb (used without object)
- to look at; notice; observe.
- to listen to with interest: Did you get a load of what she said?
Origin of load
Synonyms for load
Antonyms for load
Related Words for loadedweighted, armed, charged, smashed, wired, touchy, burdened, brimming, full, laden, ready, primed, inebriated, drunk, plastered, bombed, stoned, wasted, tanked, buzzed
Examples from the Web for loaded
Contemporary Examples of loaded
This is admittedly a loaded question, but do you feel James Earl Ray really killed Martin Luther King Jr.?Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
December 15, 2014
For these Arabs, Iran is the raised (and loaded) head of the snake.The Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Regime Fears Most
November 22, 2014
He loaded both bodies into the back of his white Toyota pickup truck.The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras
November 19, 2014
I realized, a bit too late, that certain words I had always known were now loaded, and therefore off limits.What Should I Call the Man I Love?
November 18, 2014
Four of them carried a thick black nylon body bag, two to a side, and loaded it into the middle of the hull.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
Historical Examples of loaded
The Ficus Platypoda was also found here, loaded with ripe fruit.Explorations in Australia
Her master kept it on his table as a paper-weight, and no one knew it was loaded.Viviette
William J. Locke
The consequent depth of green malt when loaded is over 10 inches.
Was he loaded with millet-seed on one side and honey on the other?Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
We now loaded with naval stores, and cleared again for Liverpool.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
- drugged; influenced by drugs
- the usual amount borne or conveyed
- (in combination)a carload
- a device that receives or dissipates the power from an amplifier, oscillator, generator, or some other source of signals
- the power delivered by a machine, generator, circuit, etc
verb (mainly tr)
- to add weights to dice in order to bias them
- to arrange to have a favourable or unfavourable position
Word Origin for load
"drunk," slang, 1886, from past participle of load (v.), from expression take one's load "drink one's fill" (1590s). In the sense of "rich," loaded is attested from 1910.
"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," c.1200, from Old English lad "way, course, carrying," from Proto-Germanic *laitho (cf. Old High German leita, German leite, Old Norse leið "way, course"); related to Old English lædan "to guide," from PIE *leit- "to go forth" (see lead (v.)). Sense shifted 13c. to supplant words based on lade, to which it is not etymologically connected; original association with "guide" is preserved in lodestone. Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from c.1300.
Figurative sense of "burden weighing on the mind, heart, or soul" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "amount of work" is from 1946. Colloquial loads "lots, heaps" is attested from c.1600. Phrase take a load off (one's) feet "sit down, relax" is from 1914, American English. Get a load of "take a look at" is American English colloquial, attested from 1929.
In addition to the idioms beginning with load
- loaded for bear
- loaded question
- load off one's feet
- load off one's mind, a
- load the dice
- bricks shy of a load
- carbo load
- get a load of
- take the load off