Meaning of LOAD in English


I. noun see: lode Date: 12th century 1. the quantity that can be carried at one time by a specified means, whatever is put on a person or pack animal to be carried ; pack , whatever is put in a ship or vehicle or airplane for conveyance ; cargo , 2. a mass or weight supported by something , the forces to which a structure is subjected due to superposed weight or to wind pressure on the vertical surfaces, 3. something that weighs down the mind or spirits , a burdensome or laborious responsibility , an intoxicating amount of liquor drunk, a large quantity ; lot , 6. a charge for a firearm, the quantity of material ~ed into a device at one time, external resistance overcome by a machine or prime mover, 8. power output (as of a power plant) or power consumption (as by a device), a device to which power is delivered, 9. a. the amount of work that a person carries or is expected to carry, the amount of authorized work to be performed by a machine, a group, a department, or a factory, the demand on the operating resources of a system (as a telephone exchange or a refrigerating apparatus), eyeful , the amount of a deleterious microorganism, parasite, growth, or substance present in a human or animal body , an amount added (as to the price of a security or the net premium in insurance) to represent selling expense and profit to the distributor, genetic ~ , II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to put a ~ in or on , to place in or on a means of conveyance , 2. to encumber or oppress with something heavy, laborious, or disheartening ; burden , to place as a burden or obligation , 3. to increase the weight of by adding something heavy, to add a conditioning substance (as a mineral salt) to for body, to weight or shape (dice) to fall unfairly, to pack with one-sided or prejudicial influences ; bias , to charge with multiple meanings (as emotional associations or hidden implications), to weight (as a test) with factors influencing validity or outcome, 4. to supply in abundance or excess ; heap , pack , to put runners on (first, second, and third bases) in baseball, 5. to put a ~ or charge in (a device or piece of equipment) , to place or insert especially as a ~ in a device or piece of equipment , to copy or transfer (as a program or data) into a computer's memory especially from an external source (as a disk drive or the Internet), to alter (as an alcoholic drink) by adding an adulterant or drug, 7. to add a ~ to (an insurance premium), to add a sum to after profits and expenses are accounted for , intransitive verb to receive a ~, to put a ~ on or in a carrier, device, or container, to go or go in as a ~ , to become ~ed into a computer's memory , ~er noun

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