American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A weight placed on something else; a burden.
- n. A substance added to something else; a filler.
- n. An addition to an insurance premium.
- n. Electricity The addition of inductance to a transmission line to improve its transmission characteristics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of putting on a load.
- n. A cargo; a burden; lading; also, anything that makes part of a load.
- n. Anything that is added to a substance or material in order to give it weight or body: as, the China clay or pearl-white used for loading note-paper.
- n. In art, a heavy charge of opaque color. See load, transitive verb, 7.
- n. In insurance, that part of the charge or premium on a policy which constitutes its share of the expenses of management.
- Made so as to be loaded (in the way specified): as, a breech-loading or a muzzle-loading gun.
- n. The process of filling silk with metallic compounds, for which it has a great attraction when in solution, in order to increase its weight.
- n. In electricity, a method invented by M. J. Pupin, of reducing the attenuation of telephonic currents in underground cables and long-distance lines (and therefore improving the operation). It consists in inserting into the telephone-line at certain definite intervals self-induction coils, which neutralize the deleterious effect of the electrostatic capacity of the line.
- n. The exorbitant profit exacted from workmen under the truck system (which see, under truck).
- n. The action of the verb to load.
- n. A load, especially in the engineering and electrical engineering senses of force exerted, or electrical current or power supplied.
- v. present participle of load.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of putting a load on or into.
- n. A load; cargo; burden.
- n. goods carried by a large vehicle
- n. a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
- n. weight to be borne or conveyed
- n. the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.
- n. the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift
“It is traditional to pay $20 Pesos which includes a tip for the driver and, as they are always helpful in loading and unloading one´s groceries, the tab for that service might call for another three pesos or so.”
“The glaring contradiction posed by the obviously symmetrical carbon dioxide concentrations in both hemispheres while the anthropogenic loading is primarily in the North.”
“Well, Shorty, you and Mr Smoke had better begin loading the boat.”
“Front-loading is not a philosophical position so your analogy is irrelevant.”
“If you are starting or loading from a previous recipe that is not a book max load, then the Win LR or Fed 210 should be safe to interchange.”
“So what about 125 or better yet a 130 grain loading shooting 223 Velocities, flat shooting, lower recoil and will drop the biggest Mule Deer without any problem.”
“The call loading in District 4 is significantly higher than other parts of the city," he said, adding some of the funding should also be set aside to exclusively tackle gangs.”
“During debate prep, Card dismissed the idea of loading Bush up on facts, insisting that people didn't want a wonk for president.”
“Briefing the media at Parliament, Mapisa-Nqakula said her department has resolved to scrap the idea of loading banking details into the new identity cards.”
“The loading is a little slow - even for high speed connections.”
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