(noun, verb)


1. weight to be borne or conveyed

Similar word(s): burden, loading

Definition categories: man–made, weight

2. a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time

- the system broke down under excessive loads

Similar word(s): loading

Definition categories: quantity

3. goods carried by a large vehicle

Similar word(s): cargo, consignment, freight, lading, loading, payload, shipment

Definition categories: man–made, merchandise, product, ware

4. an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate

- he got a load on and started a brawl

Definition categories: quantity

5. the power output of a generator or power plant

Definition categories: phenomenon, wattage

6. an onerous or difficult concern

- that's a load off my mind

Similar word(s): burden, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus

Definition categories: thought, concern, headache, vexation, worry

7. a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

Similar word(s): lode

Definition categories: phenomenon, alluviation, deposit, sedimentation

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

Similar word(s): payload, warhead

Definition categories: man–made, explosive

9. electrical device to which electrical power is delivered

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with load as a noun:

- I struggled up the hill with the heavy load in my rucksack.

- The truck overturned while carrying a full load of oil.

- She put another load of clothes in the washing machine.

- I got loads of presents for my birthday!

- I got a load of emails about that.

- Will our web servers be able to cope with that load?

- Each of the cross-members must withstand a tensile load of 1,000 newtons.

- I'm worried that the load on that transformer will be too high.

- Connect a second 24 ohm load across the power supply's output terminals.


1. fill or place a load on

- load a car

- load the truck with hay

Similar word(s): lade, laden

Definition categories: contact, fill

2. provide (a device) with something necessary

- He loaded his gun carefully

- load the camera

Similar word(s): charge

Definition categories: contact, fill

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

Definition categories: possession, transfer

4. put (something) on a structure or conveyance

- load the bags onto the trucks

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

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

Similar word(s): adulterate, debase, dilute, stretch

Definition categories: change, corrupt, spoil

Sentences with load as a verb:

- The dock workers refused to load the ship.

- The longshoremen loaded the cargo quickly.

- He loaded his stuff into his storage locker.

- The truck was supposed to leave at dawn, but in fact we spent all morning loading.

- The truck is designed to load easily.

- The containers load quickly and easily.

- I pulled the trigger, but nothing happened. I had forgotten to load the gun.

- Now that you've loaded the film you're ready to start shooting.

- The workers loaded the blast furnace with coke and ore.

- The cartridge was designed to load easily.

- Click OK to load the selected data.

- This program takes an age to load.

- He walks to load the bases.

- You can load the dice in your favour by researching the company before your interview.

- The wording of the ballot paper loaded the vote in favour of the Conservative candidate.

- The new owners had loaded the company with debt.

- The new owners loaded debt on the company.

- He loaded his system with carbs before the marathon.

- He loaded carbs into his system before the marathon.

- to load wine