Definition of load :
1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load.
2. A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.
3. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
4. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
5. The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.
6. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
7. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
8. To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.
9. To magnetize.
10. Weight or violence of blows.
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contents (part of speech: noun)
- He's simply gone to load, and then he'll be here." - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
- He can do as much work as three other men; and you should see him load a sledd, sir. - "Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor", R. D. Blackmore.
- But I felt sort o' uneasy while I was a ridin' on it, same as you feel when you are goin' up- hill with a heavy load and a little horse. - "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).