load (n.)

  1. weight 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. 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; thats 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 front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

    [ Syn: warhead , payload ]

  9. electrical device to which electrical power is delivered

    load (v.)

  1. fill or place a load on; load a car; load the truck with hay

    [ Syn: lade , laden , load up ]

  2. provide (a device) with something necessary; He loaded his gun carefully; load the camera

    [ Syn: charge ]

  3. transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory

  4. put (something) on a structure or conveyance; load the bags onto the trucks'

  5. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; adulterate liquor

    [ Syn: adulterate , stretch , dilute , debase ]

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