load load  /ˈloʊd/


  1. (n) weight to be borne or conveyed
  2. (n) a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
  3. (n) goods carried by a large vehicle
  4. (n) an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate
  5. (n) the power output of a generator or power plant
  6. (n) an onerous or difficult concern
  7. (n) a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
  8. (n) the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
  9. (n) electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
  10. (v) fill or place a load on
  11. (v) provide (a device) with something necessary
  12. (v) transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory
  13. (v) put (something) on a structure or conveyance
  14. (v) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

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  1. A new study shows that parents don't consider kids to have that big of a homework load.
  2. Typically a protective vaccine would lower a patient's so-called viral load, a criterion that physicians use as the main indicator of HIV infection.
  3. The apps also load much faster over the 3G network.


  1. Lost load causes crash near Nob Hill interchange

    Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:17:53 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima pickup driver who stopped to retrieve a lost load this afternoon caused a three-vehicle collision that injured three people and brought Interstate 82 traffic to a standstill. Jose Castaneda, 33, was heading east when he pulled ove...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Yakima Herald-Republic

  2. Due to the ever increasing work-load,

    Due to the ever increasing work-load, Oak Ridge Metal Works is looking for a qualified Sheet Metal Fabricator that fabricates sheet metal parts from shop drawings using shears, rolls, press brakes, punch presses, & other sheet metal equipment.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Reflector

  3. Load limits lifted on most North Dakota highways

    Load restrictions have been lifted on most North Dakota highways.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KXMA-TV Dickinson


  1. "The temptation," Mr. Bush said, "will be to load up the bill. That would delay it or derail it, and neither option is acceptable."
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  2. "Ruth was my life partner, and we were called by God as a team," Billy Graham said in a statement. "No one else could have borne the load that she carried. She was a vital and integral part of our ministry, and my work through the years would...
    on Jun 14, 2007 By: Billy Graham Source: CNN International

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