1 load /ˈloʊd/ noun
plural loads
1 load
plural loads
Learner's definition of LOAD
: something that is lifted and carried
: an amount that can be carried at one time : an amount that fills something (such as a truck)
often used in combination
somewhat technical : the weight that is carried or supported by something
: something that causes worry or sadness
: a difficult responsibility
: a large amount of something usually plural
used in phrases like a load of garbage, a load of trash, a load of hot air, etc., to say that something is worthless
: the amount of work done or expected to be done
see also caseload, workload
technical : the amount of work done by a machine
technical : the amount of power used by an electrical device or produced by a power source

get a load of

: to look at (someone or something)

take a load off (your feet)

chiefly US, informal
: to sit down and relax
2 load /ˈloʊd/ verb
loads; loaded; loading
2 load
loads; loaded; loading
Learner's definition of LOAD
: to put an amount of something in or on (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to put (an amount of something) into or onto something
[+ object] : to supply (someone or something) with a large amount of something
: to put something necessary into a machine or device so that it can be used
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] of a boat, vehicle, etc. : to be boarded by (passengers)
[no object] : to go onto something (such as a boat or vehicle)
computers : to cause (a program, file, etc.) to begin being used or displayed by a computer
[+ object]
[no object]
see also download, upload
[+ object] baseball : to put runners on (first, second, and third base)

load down with

[phrasal verb]
load (someone or something) down with (something)
: to cause or force (someone or something) to accept or deal with (something difficult) usually used as (be) loaded down with

load the dice

see 1dice

load up on

[phrasal verb]
load up on (something) informal
: to drink or eat a large amount of (something)
: to get a large amount of (something)

— loader

noun, plural loaders [count]