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English noun: load

1. load (artifact) weight to be borne or conveyed


Synonymsburden, loading


Broader (hypernym)weight


Narrower (hyponym)burthen, dead load, live load, millstone, overburden, overload, overload, superload

2. load (quantity) a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time


SamplesThe system broke down under excessive loads.


Synonymsloading


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)trainload

3. load (artifact) goods carried by a large vehicle


Synonymscargo, consignment, freight, lading, loading, payload, shipment


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, product, ware

4. load (quantity) an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate


SamplesHe got a load on and started a brawl.


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity


Domain usagecolloquialism

5. load (phenomenon) the power output of a generator or power plant


Broader (hypernym)electric power, electrical power, wattage

6. load (cognition) an onerous or difficult concern


SamplesThe burden of responsibility.
That's a load off my mind.


Synonymsburden, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus


Broader (hypernym)concern, headache, vexation, worry


Narrower (hyponym)dead weight, fardel, imposition, pill

7. load (phenomenon) a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks


Synonymslode


Broader (hypernym)alluviation, deposit, sedimentation


Narrower (hyponym)champion lode, mother lode

8. load (artifact) the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents


Synonymspayload, warhead


Broader (hypernym)explosive


Narrower (hyponym)atomic warhead, nuclear warhead, nuke, thermonuclear warhead


Part meronymguided missile

9. load (artifact) electrical device to which electrical power is delivered


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


English verb: load

1. load (contact) fill or place a load on


SamplesLoad a car.
Load the truck with hay.


ExamplesThey load the cart with boxes


Synonymslade, laden, load up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full


Narrower (hyponym)bomb up, load down, overcharge, overload, pack, reload, stack, surcharge

2. load (contact) provide (a device) with something necessary


SamplesHe loaded his gun carefully.
Load the camera.


Synonymscharge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full


Narrower (hyponym)recharge, reload

3. load (possession) transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. load (contact) put (something) on a structure or conveyance


SamplesLoad the bags onto the trucks.


ExamplesThey load the books into the box


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

5. load (change) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones


SamplesAdulterate liquor.


Synonymsadulterate, debase, dilute, stretch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)corrupt, spoil


Narrower (hyponym)doctor, doctor up, sophisticate, water down


Verb groupextend, stretch









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