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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun load:

conversational speech75.58%task-oriented speech24.42%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun load:

payloadencumbrancewarheadladingconsignmentloadingshipmentcargofreightburdenload

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb load:

debasediluteloadstretchcharge

Load is sometimes a misspelling of loud.

The word load is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun load

What does load mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: loads

  1. weight to be borne or conveyed
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of load: burden / loading
    • more generic word: weight = an artifact that is heavy
    • more specific terms:
      • burthen = a variant of `burden'
      • dead load = a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself
      • live load / superload = a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic
      • millstone = any load that is difficult to carry
      • overburden / overload = an excessive burden
      • overload = an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
  2. a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
    • example: the system broke down under excessive loads
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of load: loading
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
    • more specific word: trainload = quantity that can be carried by a train
  3. goods carried by a large vehicle
  4. an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate
  5. the power output of a generator or power plant
  6. an onerous or difficult concern
  7. a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
  8. the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of load: payload / warhead
    • more generic word: explosive = a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
    • more specific terms: thermonuclear warhead / nuclear warhead / atomic warhead / nuke = the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
    • part of: guided missile = a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
  9. electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: electrical device = a device that produces or is powered by electricity

Alternative definition of the noun load

noun

  1. A burden; a weight to be carried.
  2. [figuratively] A worry or concern to be endured, especially in the phrase a load off one's mind.
  3. A certain number of articles or quantity of material that can be transported or processed at one time.
  4. [context: in combination] [Used to form nouns that indicate a large quantity, often corresponding to the capacity of a vehicle]
  5. [often, in the plural, colloquial] A large number or amount.
  6. The volume of work required to be performed.
  7. [engineering] The force exerted on a structural component such as a beam, girder, cable etc.
  8. [electrical engineering] The electrical current or power delivered by a device.
  9. [electrical engineering] Any component that draws current or power from an electrical circuit.
  10. [obsolete] A unit of measure, often equivalent to the capacity of a waggon, but later becoming more specific measures of weight.
  11. A very small explosive inserted as a gag into a cigarette or cigar.
  12. [slang, sometimes, extremely, vulgar] A slang term for semen.

Specialised definition of the noun load

Glossary of sports

a weight or mass which is supported (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the force that a body part or structure is subjected to when it resists externally applied forces (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the amount of something, usually weight, that a body part can deal with at one time (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

in general, all strains on the body through external influences; in sport, e.g. through mechanical forces such as gravity acting on the body, forces applied by an opponent, the reactive force of the own muscle system which acts immediately on the body, but also the strains on the circulatory system induced by physical activity and environmental conditions (weather conditions, etc.) while performing sport, which put different demands on the body. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / darts

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Definition of the verb load

What does load mean as a doing word?

Load is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: loaded | loading | loads

  1. fill or place a load on
    • examples: load a car | load the truck with hay | They load the cart with boxes
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): dab, daub, drape, dust, heap, mound, plant, slather, stack, stock, stuff.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of load: lade / laden / load up
    • more generic terms: fill / fill up / make full = make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    • more specific terms:
  2. provide (a device) with something necessary
    • examples: He loaded his gun carefully | load the camera
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of load: charge
    • more generic terms: fill / fill up / make full = make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    • more specific words: recharge / reload = load anew
  3. transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory
  4. put (something) on a structure or conveyance
    • examples: load the bags onto the trucks | They load the books into the box
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
  5. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

Alternative definition of the verb load

verb

  1. [usually, transitive, occasionally intransitive] To put a load on (something).
  2. [transitive] To fill (a firearm or artillery) with munition.
  3. [transitive] To insert (an item or items) into an apparatus so as to ready it for operation, such as a reel of film into a camera, sheets of paper into a printer etc.
  4. [transitive] [qualifier, computing] To read (data or a program) from a storage medium into computer memory.
  5. [intransitive] [qualifier, computing] To transfer from a storage medium into computer memory.
  6. [transitive] [baseball] To put runners on first, second and third bases
  7. [transitive] [context: especially of dice] To tamper with so as to produce a biased outcome. Often used figuratively, to indicate the gaining of an advantage.
  8. [transitive] To ask or adapt a question so that it will be more likely to be answered in a certain way.

Places

  1. Load a.k.a. Load, Kentucky: Load is an unincorporated community located in Greenup County, Kentucky, United States.
  2. Load a.k.a. Völtendorf Airport is a private use airport located 0 kilometres west-southwest of Völtendorf, Lower Austria, Austria.

There are other places with in their name, like Long Load.

Group

Load is a musical group.

  • album: "Metaload"

Business

Load a.k.a. Load Inc.: Founded in 2003, Load Inc. is a Paris-based video game development studio specializing in car and arcade games.

Music

  1. "Load" is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on June 4, 1996 by Elektra Records. It sold 680,000 units in its first week and the biggest debut of 1996. Load debuted at #1 on Billboard 200. The album has sold over five million copies in United States and is certified 5x platinum by the RIAA. Four singles were released in part of the marketing campaign of the album: "Until It Sleeps", "Hero of the Day", "Mama Said", and "King Nothing".
  2. "Load" is a musical album of Chaotic Past.
  3. "Load" is a musical album of Subtone Trio.

Films

  1. "Load" is a 2014 animation, short and drama film written and directed by Robert Moreno Meikins and Niv Shpigel.
  2. "Load" is a short film, directed by David Rene Christensen.

Game

"Load" is a video game.

  • genre: Action game
  • released on

Miscellanea

  1. Load: In UNIX computing, the system load is a measure of the amount of computational work that a computer system performs. The load average represents the average system load over a period of time. It conventionally appears in the form of three numbers which represent the system load during the last one-, five-, and fifteen-minute periods.
  2. Load a.k.a. Load! is a download manager released by CandiSoft, it allows the user to download files from filehosters such as RapidShare. Also, premium accounts can be added to the program. The program is written in Delphi 2010 and is open source.The software is only available for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Phrases with Load

Phrases starting with the word Load:

  1. load up
  2. load down
  3. load fund
  4. load line
  5. Load Time
  6. load factor

Phrases ending with the word Load:

  1. No-Load
  2. Bed load
  3. case load
  4. dead load
  5. Fire Load
  6. live load
  7. Shed Load
  8. Snow Load
  9. work load
  10. Front Load
  11. Front-Load
  12. get a load
  13. Design load
  14. Static Load

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Load

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Google previewIntegral Logistics Management (2016)

Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies, Fifth Edition by Paul Schönsleben

Load is the amount of work planned for or released to a facility, work center, or operation for a specific span of time, measured in capacity units. To calculate load, we must first — once again, as in Section 1.2.3 — take a closer look at the ...

Google previewCall Center Optimization (2013)

by Ger Koole

Now we define the load a as a = λ × β. The load is the amount of agents that would be needed exactly to handle...

The Erlang unit The load is a product of two numbers: one has ”minutes” as unit, the other ”per minute”. Thus the product has no ...

Google previewChemistry Education (2015)

Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends by Javier Garc?a-Mart?nez, Elena Serrano-Torregrosa

The intrinsic load is the difficulty of the material. With new material, learners need to process new terminology and relationships, and this takes a certain amount of mental effort. The extraneous load is the effort required to extract the ...

Google previewProbabilistic Methods for Structural Design (2012)

by Carlos Guedes Soares

The reduced modulus load is an upper bound which in practice cannot be attained, while the tangent modulus load is a lower bound, thus being the basis for ...

Google previewEconomic Logic Fourth Edition (2013)

by Mark Skousen

“Front end” load means a commission is charged when the stock is first purchased; “back end” load means a commission is charged when the stock is sold. Many full-service brokerage firms are now offering funds with no front-end load, but ...

Google previewControl in Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (2014)

Proceedings of the Second IFAC Symposium, Düsseldorf, Federal Republic of Germany, 3 – 5 October 1977 by W. Leonhard

The load is a parallel oscillatory circuit.

Google previewInnovative Internet Community Systems (2006)

5th International Workshop, IICS 2005, Paris, France, June 20-22, 2005. Revised Papers by Alain Bui, Marc Bui, Thomas Böhme, Herwig Unger

The proposed system integrates mechanisms that perform index and storage load balancing. Index load refers to the network traffic incurred by a peer ...

Google previewCold-Formed Steel Design (2010)

by Wei-Wen Yu, Roger A. LaBoube

The critical buckling load is the smallest value of the three roots of PCr. The following discussion is intended to indicate the possible buckling mode for various types of cross section. 5.4.1 Doubly Symmetric Shapes For a doubly symmetric ...

Google previewSaunders Nursing Guide to Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests (2011)

by Louise M. Malarkey, Mary Ellen McMorrow

The viral load is a term that refers to the quantity of HIV-RNA in the blood.

Google previewDictionary of Weighing Terms (2009)

A Guide to the Terminology of Weighing by Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos

➝ Specification: Magnitude of eccentricity deviation for the specified test load and prescribed position (➝ eccentric ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

and glycemic load (GL) of all tested foods is beyond the scope of this book—it would be a book in itself. So we have selected the most common foods. This listing will give you a general sense of what ...

Google previewCrosby's Merchant's and Tradesman's Pocket Dictionary ... By a London Merchant, assisted by several experienced tradesmen (1808)

by Benjamin CROSBY (AND CO.)

—Half load, 5s. From the quays to Goodman'sfields, East Smithfield, the Hermitage, Whitechapel, without the bars, as far as George-yard, not exceeding Dirty-lane, and places adjacent of the like distance.—Dry ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Applied Physics (1922)

by Richard Glazebrook

Emery a few years later dispensed with the lever and transmitted the whole load to the diaphragm. Emery * constructed a machine of 450 tons capacity in which the pressure on the diaphragm piston was. measured by transmitting it to a ...

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Quotes about Load

A heavy load should be borne together as well as a light load.
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Scrabble value of L1O1A1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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