American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To load with or as if with cargo.
- v. To place (something) as a load for or as if for shipment.
- v. To burden or oppress; weigh down.
- v. To take up or remove (water) with a ladle or dipper.
- v. To take on cargo.
- v. To ladle a liquid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put a burden, load, or cargo on or in; load; charge: as, to lade a ship with cotton; to lade a horse with corn.
- Figuratively, to burden: oppress.
- To lift or throw in or out, as a fluid, with a ladle or other utensil: as, to lade water out of a tub or into a cistern.
- To admit (water).
- To draw water.
- n. A load; specifically, a bag of meal.
- n. A way; course. See lode.
- n. A watercourse; a channel for water; a ditch or drain; in Scotland, specifically, a mill-race, especially a headrace.
- n. The mouth of a river.
- v. To fill or load (related to cargo or a shipment).
- v. To weigh down, oppress, or burden.
- v. To use a ladle or dipper to remove something (generally water).
- n. UK, dialect, obsolete The mouth of a river.
- n. UK, dialect, obsolete A passage for water; a ditch or drain.
- n. Scotland Water pumped into and out of mills, especially woolen mills.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To load; to put a burden or freight on or in; -- generally followed by that which receives the load, as the direct object.
- v. To throw in or out, with a ladle or dipper; to dip.
- v. (Plate Glass Manuf.) To transfer (the molten glass) from the pot to the forming table.
- v. obsolete To draw water.
- v. (Naut.) To admit water by leakage, as a ship, etc.
- n. obsolete The mouth of a river.
- n. Prov. Eng. A passage for water; a ditch or drain.
- v. remove with or as if with a ladle
- v. fill or place a load on
- English dialect, a ditch or drain. Compare lode, lead to conduct. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English laden, from Old English hladan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“He lade the foundations for the computer age with his paper, “On Computable Numbers” that led to the creation of the “Turing machine,” a thought process experiment that simulated the logic of a computer algorithm.”
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