Definition of lade:
- A passage for water; a ditch or drain.
- The mouth of a river.
- To admit water by leakage, as a ship, etc.
- To draw water.
- To load; to put a burden or freight on or in; - generally followed by that which receives the load, as the direct object.
- To throw in out. with a ladle or dipper; to dip; as, to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern.
- To transfer ( the molten glass) from the pot to the forming table.
stretch, bail, stuff, scoop, pack, saddle, load up, spoon, dip, encumber, weight, load, pile, over, adulterate, cumber, laden, give, freight, ladle, dilute, charge, tax, full, burden, heap, fill, debase, replenish.
- "Alec Forbes of Howglen", George MacDonald.
Speug, though a man of war and able to endure anything, used to warm his hands at the fire, if the weather was cold, before going in to the inquisition, and after he had received a switching of the first order he would go down to the lade and cool his hands in the running water.- "Young Barbarians", Ian Maclaren.
With Crombie, and in general with the others too, twenty- seven verbs are always irregular, which I think are sometimes regular, and therefore redundant: abide, beseech, blow, burst, creep, freeze, grind, lade, lay, pay, rive, seethe, shake, show, sleep, slide, speed, string, strive, strow, sweat, thrive, throw, weave, weep, wind, wring.- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.