load

load1 [ loud ] noun ***
1. ) count something that a person or animal carries, especially a large amount of things:
The men were struggling with their heavy loads.
a ) count the goods that a vehicle carries:
load of: She drove back from the farm with a full load of hay.
b ) singular the amount of weight or pressure that something has to bear:
The hip belt on this backpack takes most of the load off the shoulders.
2. ) count a quantity of clothes that you put in a washing machine:
I think I'll do another load of laundry.
3. ) count an amount of work that a person, piece of equipment, or system has to do at one time: WORKLOAD:
Teaching loads have increased this year.
We need a computer that can cope with the load.
a ) a problem, responsibility, or worry that you have to deal with: BURDEN:
You must allow others to share your load.
a heavy load to bear/carry: Knowledge of what they had done was a heavy load to bear.
get a load of SPOKEN
used for telling someone to look at or listen to someone or something that you think is funny or interesting:
Get a load of that dress!
a load of/loads of something INFORMAL
a lot of something:
You're getting yourself into a whole load of trouble.
He's making loads of money.
loads (of things) to do: I've got loads to do today.
a load of crap/bull/garbage etc. IMPOLITE
used for emphasizing that you think something is stupid or wrong
take a load off (your feet) SPOKEN
to sit down and relax
load
load 2 [ loud ] verb **
1. ) load or load up intransitive or transitive to put a load onto or into something such as a vehicle or container:
They are loading the truck now.
Down at the docks, ships were loading and unloading.
load something into/onto something: Were there any problems loading the cargo onto the boat?
load something with something: She loaded my plate with grapes and plums.
2. ) transitive to put something into a piece of equipment so that it is ready to use:
Did you load the dishwasher?
My camera is loaded with color film.
load something with/into something: He loaded the cassette into the player.
a ) to put bullets into a gun:
He stopped to load his rifle.
b ) to put information or a program into a computer:
The data is loaded from a spreadsheet file.
,load `down phrasal verb transitive usually passive
1. ) if you are loaded down with a lot of heavy things, you are carrying them:
She was loaded down with luggage.
2. ) if you are loaded down with responsibilities, problems or work, you have more than you can deal with
,load `up phrasal verb intransitive or transitive
same as LOAD 2 1:
They heard the sound of trucks being loaded up and driven away.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Load — bezeichnet die momentan laufenden oder auf bestimmte Ereignisse wartenden Prozesse auf einem Computersystem. Man spricht dabei davon, dass „der Rechner einen Load von X hat“ (wobei X eine positive Zahl ist). Sie wird landläufig mit der Auslastung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Load — Студийный альбом Metallica …   Википедия

  • Load — (l[=o]d), n. [OE. lode load, way; properly the same word as lode, but confused with lade, load, v. See {Lade}, {Lead}, v., {Lode}.] 1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Load — may refer to:*Structural load, forces which are applied to a structure *Cargo, Freight, or Lading *The load of a mutual fund (see Mutual fund fees and expenses) *The load of an insurance contract, defined as the percent increase of the expected… …   Wikipedia

  • load — [lōd] n. [ME lode < OE lad, a course, way, journey < Gmc * laidō, way < IE base * leit(h) , to go, leave > LEAD1, ON litha, Goth galeithan, to go: sense infl. by ME laden, LADE] 1. something carried or to be carried at one time or in… …   English World dictionary

  • load# — load n Load, burden, freight, cargo, lading are comparable when they mean something which is carried, conveyed, or transported from one place to another. Load is the most comprehensive of these terms, being applicable to whatever is carried (as… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Load — 〈[loʊd] f. 10; umg.〉 Dosis eines Rauschmittels [engl., „Ladung“] * * * Load   [ləʊd »Last«] die, / s, alte britische Einheit für unterschiedliche Größen: 1) Zähleinheit, z. B. 1 Load Heringe = 14 440 Stück; 2) Masseneinheit für Stroh u. a., z. B …   Universal-Lexikon

  • load — ► NOUN 1) a heavy or bulky thing being or about to be carried. 2) a weight or source of pressure. 3) the total number or amount carried in a vehicle or container. 4) (a load/loads of) informal a lot of. 5) the amount of work to be done by a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Load — Load, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Loaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Loading}. Loaden is obsolete, and laden belongs to lade.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • load up on — ˌload ˈup on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they load up on he/she/it loads up on present participle loading up on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • load — n: 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 compare no load Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. load …   Law dictionary

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