v weight or violence of blows.
2. load ·vt to magnetize.
3. load ·vt to adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
4. load ·v the charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
5. load ·v the work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
6. load ·v that which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
7. load ·v 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.
8. load ·v 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.
9. load ·v 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.
10. load ·vt 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.