from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To unload (a vehicle or container).
- transitive v. Computer Science To transfer (data) to a peripheral device.
- transitive v. Slang To get rid of and pass on to another: "He does come close to offloading some of the blame for the launch on . . . the dear old media” ( Meg Greenfield).
- intransitive v. To unload a vehicle or container.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to unload
- v. to get rid of things, work, or problems by passing them on to someone or something else
- n. The act of passing the ball to a team mate when tackled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. transfer to a peripheral device, of computer data
- v. take the load off (a container or vehicle)
From off- + load. (Wiktionary)