- 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 reloadingrestore, refresh, refill, restock, provide, top, replace, renew, provision, furnish, reload
Examples from the Web for reloading
Contemporary Examples of reloading
But we knew from the get-go that the show was a serialized drama, reloading with an all-new cast and plot each season.Investigating ‘True Detective’ Season 2: Everything We Know (So Far) About the HBO Potboiler
May 28, 2014
Washington pointed to Brown, who was kneeling beside him reloading his carbine, and said, “This is Osawatomie.”When Robert E. Lee Met John Brown and Saved the Union
May 15, 2014
Police describe a moment that then came when Tamerlan either ran out for ammo or fumbled while reloading.Will Tamerlan Tsarnaev Get a Muslim Burial?
April 26, 2013
Historical Examples of reloading
Meanwhile the crew had been recharging the battery and reloading the small arms.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
While I was reloading, my assistant came up, fired, and missed the bull.A Romance of the West Indies
The soldiers were reloading their guns, preparing for another volley.
I fired and was reloading my gun, when I heard a hurrah behind me.
"It is something," said Falkner, with an amused smile, reloading his rifle.Snow-Bound at Eagle's
- 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