"loads" in the noun sense
1. load, loading, burden
weight to be borne or conveyed
"made lots of new friends"
"she amassed stacks of newspapers"
2. load, loading
a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
"the system broke down under excessive loads"
3. cargo, lading, freight, load, loading, payload, shipment, consignment
goods carried by a large vehicle
an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate
"he got a load on and started a brawl"
the power output of a generator or power plant
6. burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus
an onerous or difficult concern
"the burden of responsibility"
"that's a load off my mind"
7. lode, load
a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
8. warhead, payload, load
the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
"loads" in the verb sense
1. load, lade, laden, load up
fill or place a load on
"load a car"
"load the truck with hay"
2. load, charge
provide (a device) with something necessary
"He loaded his gun carefully"
"load the camera"
transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory
put (something) on a structure or conveyance
"load the bags onto the trucks"
5. load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
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