|1.||[ noun ] weight to be borne or conveyed|
|Related terms:||weight overload dead_load overload burthen live_load millstone burden|
|2.||[ verb ] fill or place a load on|
|Synonyms:||load_up laden lade|
"load a car" "load the truck with hay"
|Related terms:||fill stack overload reload pack bomb_up cargo stevedore loading|
|3.||[ noun ] (transportation) a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time|
"the system broke down under excessive loads"
|Related terms:||indefinite_quantity trainload|
|4.||[ verb ] provide with munition "He loaded his gun carefully"|
|Related terms:||fill recharge charge|
|5.||[ noun ] (business) goods carried by a large vehicle|
|Synonyms:||freight cargo shipment payload loading consignment lading|
|Related terms:||merchandise transport freight|
|6.||[ verb ] fill by packing tightly|
"stow the cart"
|Related terms:||pack stowage|
|7.||[ noun ] (informal) an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate|
"he got a load on and started a brawl"
|Related terms:||indefinite_quantity colloquialism|
|8.||[ verb ] place a load on|
"Load the cart with apples"
|Related terms:||unload charge bomb_up overload pack|
|9.||[ noun ] an onerous or difficult concern|
|Synonyms:||burden encumbrance onus incumbrance|
"the burden of responsibility" "that's a load off my mind"
|Related terms:||concern dead_weight fardel pill imposition charge|
|10.||[ noun ] (physics) the power output of a generator or power plant|
|11.||[ noun ] (military) the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents|
|Related terms:||explosive atomic_warhead guided_missile|
|12.||[ verb ] put (something) on a structure or conveyance|
"load the bags onto the trucks"
|Related terms:||situate put cargo loading|
|13.||[ noun ] (geology) a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks|
|Related terms:||deposit champion_lode|
|14.||[ noun ] (physics,electricity) electrical device to which electrical power is delivered|