from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove the load or cargo from.
- transitive v. To discharge (cargo or a load).
- transitive v. To relieve of something burdensome or oppressive; unburden: unloaded the donkeys.
- transitive v. To give expression to (one's troubles or feelings); pour forth.
- transitive v. To remove the charge from (a firearm).
- transitive v. To dispose of, especially by selling in great quantity; dump.
- intransitive v. To discharge a cargo or some other burden.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove the load or cargo from (a vehicle, etc.).
- v. To deposit one's load or cargo.
- v. To give vent to or express.
- v. To remove (something previously loaded) from memory.
- v. To discharge or pour a liquid.
- v. To get rid of or dispose of.
- v. To deliver forcefully.
- v. To ejaculate, particularly within an orifice
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take the load from; to discharge of a load or cargo; to disburden.
- transitive v. Hence, to relieve from anything onerous.
- transitive v. To discharge or remove, as a load or a burden.
- transitive v. To draw the charge from.
- transitive v. To sell in large quantities, as stock; to get rid of.
- intransitive v. To perform the act of unloading anything.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take the load from; discharge of a load or cargo; disburden: as, to unload a ship; to unload a cart.
- To remove, as a cargo or burden, from a vessel, vehicle, or the like; discharge: as, to unload freight.
- Figuratively, to relieve from anything onerous or troublesome; remove and cause to cease to be burdensome.
- To withdraw the charge, as of powder and shot or ball, from: as, to unload a gun.
- To sell in large quantities, as stock; get rid of: as, to unload shares of the A and B railway.
- To go through the process of unloading; discharge a cargo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. leave or unload
- v. take the load off (a container or vehicle)
From un- + load. (Wiktionary)