What is load?

  • (verb): Put (something) on a structure or conveyance.
    Example: "Load the bags onto the trucks"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "load":

  • (noun): Electrical device to which electrical power is delivered.
  • (noun): A deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks.
    Synonyms: lode
  • (noun): A quantity that can be processed or transported at one time.
    Synonyms: loading
  • (verb): Provide with munition.
    Synonyms: charge
  • (verb): Fill or place a load on.
    Example: "Load a car"; "load the truck with hay"
    Synonyms: lade, laden, load up
  • (noun): An amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate.
    Example: "He got a load on and started a brawl"
  • (noun): The power output of a generator or power plant.
  • (noun): Weight to be borne or conveyed.
    Synonyms: loading, burden
  • (noun): The front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents.
    Synonyms: warhead, payload

Famous quotes containing the word load:

    Men so noble,
    However faulty, yet should find respect
    For what they have been. ‘Tis a cruelty
    To load a falling man.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Rich are the sea-gods:Mwho gives gifts but they?
    They grope the sea for pearls, but more than pearls:
    They pluck Force thence, and give it to the wise.
    Every wave is wealth to Daedalus,
    Wealth to the cunning artist who can work
    This matchless strength. Where shall he find, O waves!
    A load your Atlas shoulders cannot lift?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To watch another carrying a load requires no exertion.
    Chinese proverb.