- 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)
SYNONYMS FOR load
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Idioms for load
- to look at; notice; observe.
- to listen to with interest: Did you get a load of what she said?
Origin of load
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OTHER WORDS FROM loadloadless, adjectivere·load, noun, verbun·der·load, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH loadload , lode
Example sentences from the Web for load
Police found 25 spent cartridges, meaning the 20-bullet magazine gun had to be reloaded once to continue the killing.
They also reloaded, buying bullets at a Walmart as if they were preparing to go down in a blaze of gunfire.
The killer “was all out of bullets,” Gonzalez testified, so he reloaded as her child, Brisenia Flores, pleaded for her life.
And that night I drew out the loads of chicken shot from my gun and reloaded it with buckshot.Vandemark's Folly|Herbert Quick
I also killed one; but could with difficulty rein in my horse while I reloaded my rifle.In the Wilds of Africa|W.H.G. Kingston
"It is just September, and one must keep one's hand in," said Philip, as he reloaded his gun.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
They passed whispered remarks but reloaded with more of the same ammunition and with military precision on the immediate command."And they thought we wouldn't fight"|Floyd Gibbons
"That will take them some time to clear, I expect," he continued, as he reloaded his clumsy weapon.Captured at Tripoli|Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for load
- 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
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Idioms and Phrases with load
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