Associations to the word «Load»

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LOAD, noun. A burden; a weight to be carried.
LOAD, noun. (figuratively) A worry or concern to be endured, especially in the phrase a load off one's mind.
LOAD, noun. A certain number of articles or quantity of material that can be transported or processed at one time.
LOAD, noun. (in combination) Used to form nouns that indicate a large quantity, often corresponding to the capacity of a vehicle
LOAD, noun. (often in the plural) (colloquial) A large number or amount.
LOAD, noun. The volume of work required to be performed.
LOAD, noun. (engineering) The force exerted on a structural component such as a beam, girder, cable etc.
LOAD, noun. (electrical engineering) The electrical current or power delivered by a device.
LOAD, noun. (engineering) The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
LOAD, noun. (electrical engineering) Any component that draws current or power from an electrical circuit.
LOAD, noun. (historical) Various units of weight and volume based upon standardized cartloads of various commodities
LOAD, noun. A very small explosive inserted as a gag into a cigarette or cigar.
LOAD, noun. The charge of powder for a firearm.
LOAD, noun. (obsolete) Weight or violence of blows.
LOAD, noun. (vulgar) (slang) The semen of an ejaculation.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To put a load on or in (a means of conveyance or a place of storage).
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To place in or on a conveyance or a place of storage.
LOAD, verb. (intransitive) To put a load on something.
LOAD, verb. (intransitive) To receive a load.
LOAD, verb. (intransitive) To be placed into storage or conveyance.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To fill (a firearm or artillery) with munition.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To insert (an item or items) into an apparatus so as to ready it for operation, such as a reel of film into a camera, sheets of paper into a printer etc.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To fill (an apparatus) with raw material.
LOAD, verb. (intransitive) To be put into use in an apparatus.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) (computing) To read (data or a program) from a storage medium into computer memory.
LOAD, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To transfer from a storage medium into computer memory.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To put runners on first, second and third bases
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To tamper with so as to produce a biased outcome.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To ask or adapt a question so that it will be more likely to be answered in a certain way.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To encumber with something negative.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To place as an encumbrance.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) To provide in abundance.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) (archaic) (slang) To adulterate or drug.
LOAD, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To magnetize.
LOAD BEARING, adjective. (construction and civil engineering) Able to support a load.
LOAD CAST, noun. (geology) An irregular part of an overlying stratum (often of sandstone) that is forced down into a softer underlying stratum
LOAD CELL, noun. A transducer used to create an electrical signal whose magnitude is directly proportional to the force being measured.
LOAD CELLS, noun. Plural of load cell
LOAD FUND, noun. (finance) A mutual fund such that it charges sales load.
LOAD LINE, noun. The line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded.
LOAD LINES, noun. Plural of load line
LOAD SHEDDING, noun. The process by which an electric utility cuts power to some customers in response to a shortage of available electricity.
LOAD SHEDDING, noun. The postponement of payment of less important bills because of financial problems.
LOAD TIME, noun. (computing) The point at which a program is put into an executable state; literally, the time at which it is loaded.
LOAD UP, verb. (transitive) to give a load to
LOAD UP, verb. (intransitive) to get a load
LOAD UP, verb. (idiomatic) (ambitransitive) to fully load (a weapon)
LOAD WATER LINE, noun. Load line
LOAD WATER LINES, noun. Plural of load water line

Dictionary definition

LOAD, noun. Weight to be borne or conveyed.
LOAD, noun. A quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; "the system broke down under excessive loads".
LOAD, noun. Goods carried by a large vehicle.
LOAD, noun. An amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; "he got a load on and started a brawl".
LOAD, noun. The power output of a generator or power plant.
LOAD, noun. An onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind".
LOAD, noun. A deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks.
LOAD, 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.
LOAD, noun. Electrical device to which electrical power is delivered.
LOAD, verb. Fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay".
LOAD, verb. Provide (a device) with something necessary; "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera".
LOAD, verb. Transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory.
LOAD, verb. Put (something) on a structure or conveyance; "load the bags onto the trucks".
LOAD, verb. Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor".

Wise words

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