n. 1. 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.
He might such a load
To town with his ass carry.
2. 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.
3. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits;
as, a load of care.
4. 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,
5. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
6. Weight or violence of blows.
7. (Mach.) The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover
8. The amount of work that a person, group, or machine is assigned
to perform; as, the boss distributed the load evenly among his
9. (Elec.) The device or devices that consume power from a power
10. (Engineering) The weight or force that a structural support
bears or is designed to bear; the object that creates that force.Load
(Naut.) the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth
to which it sinks in the water when loaded.
v. t. 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 a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress
or embarrass; to heap upon.
[imp. & p. p. Loaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Loading. Loaden
is obsolete, and laden belongs to lade.]
I strive all in vain to load the cart.
I have loaden me with many spoils.
Those honors deep and broad, wherewith
Your majesty loads our house.
2. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
3. To magnetize.Loaded dice
dice with one side made heavier than the others, so that the number
on the opposite side will come up oftenest.
Noun 1. load - weight to be borne or conveyed
Synonyms: loading, burden
2. load - a quantity that can be processed or transported at one
time; "the system broke down under excessive loads"
3. load - goods carried by a large vehicle
Synonyms: cargo, consignment, freight, lading, shipment, payload,
4. load - an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; "he
got a load on and started a brawl"
5. load - the power output of a generator or power plant
6. load - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of
responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
Synonyms: burden, encumbrance, onus, incumbrance
7. load - a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite
boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
8. load - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo
that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or
Synonyms: payload, warhead
9. load - electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
Verb 1. load - fill or place a load on; "load a car";
"load the truck with hay"
Synonyms: load up, lade, laden
2. load - provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully"
3. load - put (something) on a structure or conveyance; "load
the bags onto the trucks"
1. load - To copy data (often program code to be run) into memory,
possibly parsing it somehow in the process. E.g. "WordPerfect
can't load this RTF file - are you sure it didn't get corrupted
in the download?" Opposite of save.
2. load - The degree to which a computer, network, or other resource
is used, sometimes expressed as a percentage of the maximum available.
E.g. "What kind of CPU load does that program give?",
"The network's constantly running at 100% load". Sometimes
used, by extension, to mean "to increase the level of use
of a resource". E.g. "Loading a spreadsheet really loads
the CPU". See also: load balancing.
3. load - To install a piece of software onto a system. E.g. "The
computer guy is gonna come load Excel on my laptop for me".
This usage is widely considered to be incorrect.
Load is what is carried, or a force.
telecommunication, the term load has the following meanings:
power consumed by a device or circuit in performing its function.
A power-consuming device connected to a circuit.
To enter data or programs into storage or working registers.
To insert data values into a database that previously contained
no occurrences of data.
To place a magnetic tape reel on a tape drive, or to place cards
into the card hopper of a card punch or reader.
Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188
band Metallica released an album called Load.
abundance, acres, adulterate, affliction, albatross, anxiety,
bag, baggage, bags, bale, barrel, barrels, bear, bear hard upon,
bellyful, bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill,
blast, bottle, box, brim, bumper, burden of care, burdening, burthen,
bushel, can, cankerworm of care, capacity, care, carload, carry,
cartload, ceil, charge, charging, chock, choke, cock, complement,
congest, consignment, convey, cook, copiousness, countlessness,
cram, crate, cross, crowd, crown of thorns, crush, cumber, cumbrance,
curse, deadweight, debase, detonate, difficulty, disadvantage,
discharge, distress, doctor, drag, drain, drop, duty, eject, embarrassment,
encumbrance, face, fake, feather, fell, fill, fill to overflowing,
fill up, fire, fire off, flood, freightage, full house, full load,
full measure, fur, gall, gall and wormwood, get up steam, glut,
go hard with, go ill with, gobs, goods, gorge, grievance, gun,
gun for, hamper, handicap, haul, heap, heap up, hit, impediment,
impedimenta, imposition, inconvenience, incubus, incumbency, infliction,
inlay, interline, jam, jam up, jam-pack, juggle, lading, let fly,
let off, liability, lie on, line, loading, luggage, lumber, manipulate,
mass, millstone, mountain, mouthful, much, multitude, numerousness,
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pile, pistol, plant, plenitude, plenty, plug, pocket, pot, potshoot,
potshot, press hard upon, pressure, prime, profusion, quantities,
quantity, ram in, responsibility, rest hard upon, retouch, riddle,
rig, sack, saddle, saddle with, saddling, salt, satiate, saturate,
sea, sea of troubles, set, ship, shipload, shoot, shoot at, shoot
down, skinful, slew, snipe, snootful, sophisticate, sorrow, spate,
squeeze, stack, steam up, store, stow, strike, stuff, superabundance,
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tons, top off, torpedo, trailerload, trainload, transport, truckload,
try one, vanload, volume, wad, wads, wainscot, warhead, warm up,
waters of bitterness, weigh, weigh down, weigh heavy on, weigh
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load Noun 1. planning - an act of formulating a program for a
definite course of action; "the planning was more fun than
the trip itself"
2. planning - the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts
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for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
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