overload overload  /ˈoʊ vər ˌloʊd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
  2. (n) an excessive burden
  3. (v) become overloaded
  4. (v) fill to excess so that function is impaired
  5. (v) place too much a load on

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He counsels swamped chief executives on coping with information overload.
  2. With 20,000 add-on apps and countless spam invitations, Facebook users are starting to rebel against the overload.
  3. Unlike Cassandra, I feel it's important to overload our child with toxic levels of chemicals, risking permanent damage to his nervous system.

News

  1. Why Office eMail Drives Employees Up a Wall

    Email: Can't live with it. Can't live without it. At least, that's the impression created by a recent survey from CPP and Sendmail. Professionals are fed up sending business-related emails that never get a response, as well as receiving a surplus of "reply to all" emails that overload their inbox.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Baseline

  2. Can Activity Streams Save Us From Information Overload?

    Email is only the beginning. Between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more, we are constantly bombarded with new information. Here's one possible way out of the data deluge. Email is the main cause of information overload at work today. It prevents us from being able to make good decisions and tackle important tasks according to priority. I used to believe this. In fact, I have written about it ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Share a Picture of Baby Everly!

    Get ready for somer serious cutness overload: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan just shared the first picture of their little bundle of joy, daughter Everly. As expected, the 2-week-old is as adorable as can be. Channing Tatum via Facebook "First Father’s Day with my girls," Tatum wrote with the picture. Dewan also posted the picture on her social networking page, calling Everly "our lil angel ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "There's definitely an overload, and I think everyone recognizes that," said George Miller, director of the latest animated adventure, the Warner Bros. penguin romp "Happy Feet," which opens Friday.
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: George Miller Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Changes to current rules shouldn't "overload workers with information," McKeon said.
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Buck McKeon Source: Washington Post

  3. "The overload was really powerful, but nobody fainted or lost eyesight," Yurchikhin said. "I remember the overload going to 8.5 or 8.6 G."
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Fyodor Yurchikhin Source: Washington Post

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