verb (used with object), o·ver·lad·ed, o·ver·lad·en or o·ver·lad·ed, o·ver·lad·ing.

to overload (usually used in past participle overladen): a table overladen with rich food.

Origin of overlade

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at over-, lade
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Examples from the Web for overladen

Historical Examples of overladen

  • In these overladen compositions the unity of the picture is lost.

    Chinese Painters

    Raphael Petrucci

  • His tales are overladen with detail and superfluity of minute description.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • The sunny days had gone, and the sky was overladen with clouds.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

    Freeman Wills Crofts

  • And his orchestration, with its daubing, its overladen, hysterical color!

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • Stand at the bottom of this hill and help up the overladen horses.