- 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)
- loa loa,
- load displacement,
- load factor,
- load fund,
- load line,
- load module
- to look at; notice; observe.
- to listen to with interest: Did you get a load of what she said?
Origin of load
Examples from the Web for reloaded
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
- 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