Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To load too heavily.
  • noun An excessive load.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To load with too heavy a burden or cargo; overburden; over-charge.
  • noun An excessive load; a too heavy load.

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

  • noun An excessive load; the excess beyond a proper load.
  • transitive verb To load or fill to excess; to load too heavily.

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

  • verb transitive to load excessively
  • verb transitive to provide too much power to a circuit
  • verb transitive (computer science) to create different functions for the same name, to be used in different contexts
  • verb intransitive to fail due to excessive load
  • noun An excessive load.
  • noun The damage done, or the outage caused by such a load.
  • noun computing, programming An overloaded version of a function.

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

  • noun an excessive burden
  • verb place too much a load on
  • verb become overloaded
  • noun an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
  • verb fill to excess so that function is impaired

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From over- +‎ load.

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