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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Load  \Load\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Loaded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Loading}.  Loaden  is  obsolete,  and  laden  belongs  to  lade.] 
  1.  To  lay  a  load  or  burden  on  or  in  as  on  a  horse  or  in  a 
  cart;  to  charge  with  a  load,  as  a  gun;  to  furnish  with  a 
  lading  or  cargo,  as  a  ship;  hence  to  add  weight  to  so  as 
  to  oppress  or  embarrass;  to  heap  upon 
 
  I  strive  all  in  vain  to  load  the  cart.  --Gascoigne. 
 
  I  have  loaden  me  with  many  spoils.  --Shak. 
 
  Those  honors  deep  and  broad,  wherewith  Your  majesty 
  loads  our  house.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Load  \Load\,  n.  [OE.  lode  load,  way  properly  the  same  word  as 
  lode,  but  confused  with  lade,  load,  v.  See  {Lade},  {Lead}, 
  v.,  {Lode}.] 
  1.  A  burden;  that  which  is  laid  on  or  put  in  anything  for 
  conveyance;  that  which  is  borne  or  sustained;  a  weight; 
  as  a  heavy  load. 
 
  He  might  such  a  load  To  town  with  his  ass  carry. 
  --Gower. 
 
  2.  The  quantity  which  can  be  carried  or  drawn  in  some 
  specified  way  the  contents  of  a  cart,  barrow,  or  vessel; 
  that  which  will  constitute  a  cargo;  lading. 
 
  3.  That  which  burdens,  oppresses,  or  grieves  the  mind  or 
  spirits;  as  a  load  of  care  ``  A  .  .  .  load  of  guilt.'' 
  --Ray.  ``  Our  life's  a  load.''  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  A  particular  measure  for  certain  articles,  being  as  much 
  as  may  be  carried  at  one  time  by  the  conveyance  commonly 
  used  for  the  article  measured;  as  a  load  of  wood;  a  load 
  of  hay;  specifically,  five  quarters. 
 
  5.  The  charge  of  a  firearm;  as  a  load  of  powder. 
 
  6.  Weight  or  violence  of  blows.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  7.  (Mach.)  The  work  done  by  a  steam  engine  or  other  prime 
  mover  when  working. 
 
  {Load  line},  or  {Load  water  line}  (Naut.),  the  line  on  the 
  outside  of  a  vessel  indicating  the  depth  to  which  it  sinks 
  in  the  water  when  loaded. 
 
  Syn:  Burden;  lading;  weight;  cargo.  See  {Burden}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  load 
  n  1:  something  to  be  borne  or  conveyed  [syn:  {loading},  {burden}] 
  2:  a  quantity  that  can  be  processed  or  transported  at  one  time; 
  "the  system  broke  down  under  excessive  loads"  [syn:  {loading}] 
  3:  goods  carried  by  a  large  vehicle  [syn:  {cargo},  {lading},  {freight}, 
  {loading},  {payload},  {shipment},  {consignment}] 
  4:  (informal)  an  amount  of  alcohol  sufficient  to  intoxicate; 
  "he  got  a  load  on  and  started  a  brawl" 
  5:  the  power  output  of  a  generator  or  power  plant 
  6:  an  onerous  or  difficult  concern;  "the  burden  of 
  responsibility";  "that's  a  load  off  my  mind"  [syn:  {burden}, 
  {encumbrance},  {incumbrance},  {onus}] 
  7:  a  deposit  of  valuable  ore  occurring  within  definite 
  boundaries  separating  it  from  surrounding  rocks  [syn:  {lode}] 
  8:  the  part  of  a  missile  or  torpedo  that  carries  the  explosive 
  charge  [syn:  {warhead},  {payload}] 
  9:  a  device  to  which  electrical  power  is  delivered 
  v  1:  fill  or  load;  "load  a  car"  [syn:  {lade},  {laden},  {load  up}] 
  2:  provide  with  munition  "He  loaded  his  gun  carefully"  [syn:  {charge}] 
  3:  fill  by  packing  tightly;  "stow  the  cart"  [syn:  {stow}] 
  4:  place  a  load  on  "Load  the  cart  with  apples"  [ant:  {unload}] 
  5:  put  something  on  a  structure  or  conveyance;  "load  the  bags 
  onto  the  trucks" 




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