Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Carrying a load.
  • adjective Equipped with many accessories or features.
  • adjective Unbalanced because of added weight. Used of dice.
  • adjective Having great meaning, seriousness, or implication.
  • adjective Slang Drunk or intoxicated.
  • adjective Slang Having a great deal of money; rich.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete variant of loded.
  • Coated with external growths, as shells; clogged up: said of oysters.
  • Full of liquor; drunk.
  • Filled with extraneous substances, especially for the purpose of fraudulently increasing the weight.
  • Coated or furred: noting a condition of the tongue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective containing as much or as many as is possible; -- of containers, vehicles, trays, etc.
  • adjective containing a shell or an explosive charge ready for firing; -- of firearms. Opposite of unloaded.
  • adjective charged with associative significance and often meant to mislead or influence; -- of statements or questions.
  • adjective having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value.
  • adjective slang very drunk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of load.
  • adjective Burdened by some heavy load; packed.
  • adjective of a projectile weapon Having a live round of ammunition in the chamber; armed.
  • adjective slang Possessing great wealth.
  • adjective slang Drunk.
  • adjective baseball Pertaining to a situation where there is a runner at each of the three bases.
  • adjective gaming, also used figuratively Weighted asymmetrically, and so biased to produce predictable throws.
  • adjective of a question Designed to produce a predictable answer, or to lay a trap.
  • adjective of a word or phrase Having strong connotations that colour the literal meaning and are likely to provoke an emotional response. Sometimes used loosely to describe a word that simply has many different meanings.
  • adjective Equipped with numerous options; deluxe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very drunk
  • adjective having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
  • adjective (of weapons) charged with ammunition
  • adjective (of statements or questions) charged with associative significance and often meant to mislead or influence
  • adjective filled with a great quantity

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Examples

  • Eyck in the National Gallery all the brilliant lights are loaded; mere white, Mr. Eastlake himself admits, was always so; and we believe that the flesh-color and carnations are painted with color as _opaque_ as the white head-dress, but fail of brilliancy from not being _loaded enough_; the white ground beneath being utterly unable to add to the power of such tints, while its effect on more subdued tones depended in great measure on its receiving a transparent coat of warm color first.

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  • The man in the story is said to be "occupied" by a demon, a word loaded with meaning both then and now, especially among people whose land was under foreign occupation.

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  • “You serious?” one of the men asked, his expression loaded with doubt.

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  • “You serious?” one of the men asked, his expression loaded with doubt.

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  • “You serious?” one of the men asked, his expression loaded with doubt.

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  • For a long moment, he watched her, his expression loaded with hostility.

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  • The man in the story is said to be "occupied" by a demon, a word loaded with meaning both then and now, especially among people whose land was under foreign occupation.

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  • The word loaded, as it has always been between the two of us, as writers.

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  • The word loaded, as it has always been between the two of us, as writers.

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  • Rationalizing a term loaded with potential meanings or embracing it wholeheartedly suggests that the comfortable members of the majority group within the province are largely blind to the implications for society as a whole.

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