Meaning of LOAD in English



Function: transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1 a : to put a load in or on < load a truck> b : to place in or on a means of conveyance < load freight>

2 a : to encumber or oppress with something heavy, laborious, or disheartening : BURDEN <a company load ed down with debts> b : to place as a burden or obligation < load more work on him>

3 a : to increase the weight of by adding something heavy b : to add a conditioning substance (as a mineral salt) to for body c : to weight or shape (dice) to fall unfairly d : to pack with one-sided or prejudicial influences : BIAS e : to charge with multiple meanings (as emotional associations or hidden implications) f : to weight (as a test) with factors influencing validity or outcome

4 a : to supply in abundance or excess : HEAP , PACK b : to put runners on (first, second, and third bases) in baseball

5 a : to put a load or charge in (a device or piece of equipment) < load a gun> b : to place or insert especially as a load in a device or piece of equipment < load film in a camera> c : 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)

6 : to alter (as an alcoholic drink) by adding an adulterant or drug

7 a : to add a load to (an insurance premium) b : to add a sum to after profits and expenses are accounted for < load ed prices>

intransitive verb

1 : to receive a load

2 : to put a load on or in a carrier, device, or container especially : to insert the charge or cartridge in the chamber of a firearm

3 : to go or go in as a load <tourists load ing onto a bus>

4 : to become loaded into a computer's memory <the program load s quickly>

– load · er noun

– load up on

1 : to ingest in usually large amounts <senators loading up on fried chicken and champagne ― H. L. Mencken>

2 : to acquire in usually large amounts < loaded up on hot stocks>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.