- 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 loadsgoods, capacity, weight, haul, bundle, amount, consignment, shipment, payload, task, responsibility, lade, stuff, pile, carry, cram, pack, stack, store, fill
Examples from the Web for loads
Contemporary Examples of loads
In turn, always happy to save money, corporate America will no doubt reward Republicans with loads of campaign cash.The GOP’s Latest Attempt to Fool Women Won’t Work
September 17, 2014
Can you make it in a wide-open market in which consumers have loads of options?Yes We Can Still Market: Why U.S. Brands Remain World’s Most Valuable
June 1, 2014
There is also a photo of a man sitting with a pistol in his lap as he loads an AK-47.What’s More Obscene Than Rihanna’s Boobs? Instagram’s Kids With Guns
May 2, 2014
And loads of top faculty around the country—loads—make more than Krugman will.That’s All a Nobel Prize Winner Gets Paid?
April 18, 2014
Five hours and loads of frustration later, the bewildered psychologist gave up.Teaching a Lesson to Bullies and Educators Alike
February 24, 2014
Historical Examples of loads
Decent, unpretentious folks, somewhat new, but with loads of money.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Went over to the lake with all the horses, and brought the loads to the camp.Explorations in Australia
I made them unload the drays and carry the loads to firm ground.
They caught the Indian carriers, who were just easing their loads under the walls.The Trail Book
One or two arose wearily and stiffly, and dragged their loads to the pile.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
- 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.
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