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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.


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


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.


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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