- having a great deal of money; rich.
- under the influence of alcohol; drunk; intoxicated.
- under the influence of drugs.
- load shedding,
- load the dice,
- load-line mark,
- loaded for bear,
- loaded question,
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)
Origin of load
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I realized, a bit too late, that certain words I had always known were now loaded, and therefore off limits.
It bulged in the pocket of my Dockers and as I loaded our minivan I noticed my wife noticing it.
The farmers carried de Merode until they spotted a military vehicle, and the soldiers stopped and loaded him in.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the film focuses specifically on Hayward and her family, stripped of overt political messages or loaded debates.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank|Emily Shire|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"The dame was loaded and she was an art collector, that's all," Lou said.The Old Die Rich|Horace Leonard Gold
And the gyih-haws were loaded with their belongings, and stood up beside the ranks.Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights|J. William Lloyd
Empty carts were coming out of the gate by which the architect and the contractor were standing, and loaded ones were going in.Resurrection|Leo Tolstoy
By three o'clock that afternoon a car had been loaded and started for Ebensburg, thirty-two miles away in charge of a committee.The Johnstown Horror|James Herbert Walker
Herbert immediately went to the tent in question, where he found two sentinels, with loaded muskets, on duty before the door.Capitola's Peril|Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
- 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.
late 15c., "to place in or on a vehicle," from load (n.). Transitive sense of "to put a load in or on" is from c.1500; of firearms from 1620s. Of a vehicle, "to fill with passengers," from 1832. Related: Loaded; loaden (obs.); loading.
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