- loaded for bear,
- loaded question,
- loading coil,
- loading program,
Origin of loading
- 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 loading
“In wartime, one needs more serious things,” he explained, loading up blenders and juice makers.
Those regulations that apply to aviation shipments are enforced by the FAA, and relate to the standards for packing and loading.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo|Clive Irving|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Malaysian report gives no indication of any problem in loading the consignment—or, if there was, what action was taken.Flight 370 Was Carrying 440 Pounds of Dangerous Batteries|Clive Irving|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are loading a blue van, the tags of which also were changed next day.
Of course, you already know that vegging out—that is, loading up on produce—is crucial for good health.6 Healthy Foods to Fight the Flu, Beat Stress and More|DailyBurn|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bright and early in the morning the mules and litters came, and we were three hours at work, loading and arranging everything.The Siberian Overland Route from Peking to Petersburg,|Alexander Michie
Plant was discovered directing the activities of several men, who were loading a light wagon with provisions and living utensils.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
While we were loading our guns, to give her a second dose, she put up her helm, and endeavoured to join her consorts to leeward.The Loss of the Royal George|W.H.G. Kingston
The charge made by the Railway for loading and unloading is 10d.Railway Rates: English and Foreign|J. Grierson
The du Pont Co. developed an explosive called lyconite, and this was authorized for use in the loading of drop bombs.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
- 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
"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