from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To load too heavily.
  • n. An excessive load.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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From over- +‎ load.



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