Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To unload (cargo) from a ship.
  • intransitive verb To unload (a ship).
  • intransitive verb To discharge a cargo.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To unload; take out the cargo of.
  • To unburden; remove, as a load or burden; discharge.

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

  • transitive verb To take the load from; to take out the cargo of.
  • transitive verb To unload; to remove, or to have removed, as a load or a burden; to discharge.

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

  • verb transitive To unload.
  • verb transitive To disburden; take the burden from; relieve.
  • verb transitive To discharge the cargo from.
  • verb intransitive To discharge a cargo; discharge a burden.

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

  • verb take the load off (a container or vehicle)

Etymologies

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From un- + lade

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