from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A weight or mass that is supported.
- noun The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces.
- noun Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal.
- noun The quantity that is or can be carried at one time.
- noun The share of work allocated to or required of a person, machine, group, or organization.
- noun The demand for services or performance made on a machine or system.
- noun The amount of material that can be inserted into a device or machine at one time.
- noun A single charge of ammunition for a firearm.
- noun Vulgar Slang An ejaculation of semen.
- noun A mental weight or burden.
- noun A responsibility regarded as oppressive.
- noun The external mechanical resistance against which a machine acts.
- noun The power output of a generator or power plant.
- noun A device or the resistance of a device to which power is delivered.
- noun A fee that a mutual fund charges to an investor when the investor purchases or redeems shares in the fund.
- noun Informal A great number or amount.
- noun Derogatory Slang A heavy or overweight person.
- noun Genetic load.
- intransitive verb To put (something) into or onto a structure or conveyance.
- intransitive verb To put something into or onto (a structure or conveyance).
- intransitive verb To provide or fill nearly to overflowing; heap.
- intransitive verb To give worries or difficulties to; weigh down; burden.
- intransitive verb To insert (a necessary material) into a device.
- intransitive verb To insert a necessary material into.
- intransitive verb Games To make (dice) heavier on one side by adding weight.
- intransitive verb To charge with additional meanings, implications, or emotional import.
- intransitive verb To raise the power demand in (an electrical circuit), as by adding resistance.
- intransitive verb To increase (an insurance premium or mutual fund share price) by adding expenses or sale costs.
- intransitive verb Baseball To have or put runners on (first, second, and third base).
- intransitive verb Computers To transfer (data) from a storage device into a computer's memory.
- intransitive verb To receive a load.
- intransitive verb To charge a firearm with ammunition.
- intransitive verb To put or place a load into or onto a structure, device, or conveyance.
- intransitive verb Computers To be transferred from a storage device into a computer's memory.
- idiom Slang (get a load of) To look at; notice.
- idiom (get a load of) To listen to.
- idiom Slang (have a load on) To be intoxicated.
- idiom (take a load off) To sit or lie down.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To add to (the net amount of the premium fixed as the actual cost of issuing a policy of insurance) such an amount as will cover the office expense of carrying the policy.
- noun In electricity, the output of a generator, motor, or power-station.
- noun In a bridge or other structure, the fixed weight of the structure due to the material of which it is made, and which is not removable, or affected by movable weights on the floor or roof.
- noun In railway service, the weight of cars, trucks, engine, and tender, which must be hauled in order to carry the paying load of freight or passengers.
- noun That which is carried; a burden laid on or placed in anything, or taken up, for conveyance; specifically, a suitable or customary burden; the amount or quantity that can be or usually is carried: as, a ship's load; a cart-load; wood and hay are often sold by the load.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
To examine whether there were any correlations between STM capacity and brain activity levels, we calculated Cowan's K capacity estimates at each load [load* (hits - false alarms)] , averaged across emotion conditions, with related beta values extracted from load-sensitive brain areas.
Now, gentlemen, let us see what such a train load is equivalent to when it consists of grain.
I was not depressed, because very often this means that a load is almost right, but not quite, and with a little tinkering you can get all three shots touching.
A little flatter trajectory and some extra FtLbs of energy on target without changing the load is always a good thing in my book.
And nek, unlike the static onkos, is the active form of the word load.
And you'll be able to get an outline of the expense ratio and what they call the load amount, which we've explained.
But when he goes into a fighting load, he drops his pack and fights with just what they call his load - carrying equipment.
The load is there, the load is a heavy one, but it is not too heavy for us if we marshall our forces and lift altogether.
We have not seen material changes in what we call load growth or load on the circuit.
The other significant announcement was the successful refinancing of our term load and revolving credit facilities at attractive pricing.