Definitions

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

  • noun A weight placed on something else; a burden.
  • noun A substance added to something else; a filler.
  • noun An addition to an insurance premium.
  • noun Electricity The addition of inductance to a transmission line to improve its transmission characteristics.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made so as to be loaded (in the way specified): as, a breech-loading or a muzzle-loading gun.
  • noun The act of putting on a load.
  • noun A cargo; a burden; lading; also, anything that makes part of a load.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In art, a heavy charge of opaque color. See load, transitive verb, 7.
  • noun In insurance, that part of the charge or premium on a policy which constitutes its share of the expenses of management.
  • noun The process of filling silk with metallic compounds, for which it has a great attraction when in solution, in order to increase its weight.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The exorbitant profit exacted from workmen under the truck system (which see, under truck).

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

  • noun The act of putting a load on or into.
  • noun A load; cargo; burden.

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

  • noun The action of the verb to load.
  • noun A load, especially in the engineering and electrical engineering senses of force exerted, or electrical current or power supplied.
  • verb Present participle of load.

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

  • noun goods carried by a large vehicle
  • noun a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
  • noun the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.
  • noun the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift

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Examples

  • 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.

    Charging for parking

  • 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.

    Charging for parking

  • The glaring contradiction posed by the obviously symmetrical carbon dioxide concentrations in both hemispheres while the anthropogenic loading is primarily in the North.

    Hansen: Obama has only four years to save the world - NASA Watch

  • Front-loading is not a philosophical position so your analogy is irrelevant.

    Blast From the Past

  • "Well, Shorty, you and Mr Smoke had better begin loading the boat."

    THE MEAT

  • 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.

    Charging for parking

  • 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.

    Charging for parking

  • 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.

    Charging for parking

  • 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.

    Charging for parking

  • 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.

    Charging for parking

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  • My adjectival use: 'You need to load in the loading bay.'

    August 22, 2011