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Definition of Load

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fill, burden, pack (with goods, cargo, etc.); overload, supply with an overly large amount; add weight to; put ammunition in a firearm; insert into; oppress, weigh down upon
something carried, burden; unit of measure or weight; capacity; amount of work which must be done (by a person, machine, etc.); something which weighs down on or oppresses; weight which rests on a structure or part
Load Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
sarcina, onus
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
1) The electrical power rating, in Watts, of the equipment connected to a particular lighting dimmer. 2) The equipment connected to a dimmer.
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Load Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Weight or violence of blows.
The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
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.
The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
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.
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.
(v. t.)
To magnetize.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\load\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. loaded; p. pr. & vb. n. loading. loaden is obsolete, and laden belongs to lade.]
1. 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. i strive all in vain to load the cart. i have loaden me with many spoils. those honors deep and broad, wherewith your majesty loads our house.
2. to adulterate or drug; as, to load wine. [cant]
3. to magnetize.[obs.]

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 dead load 
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 running load 
 proof load 
 cart load 
 load down 
 load balancing 
 live load 
 load line 
The Phrase Finder
Codswallop was an old English type of lemonade sold by a Mr. Codd in a traditional beer bottle and thus disdained by beer drinkers. Wallop is a slang term for beer.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Beichio = v. to bowl; to load
Bwrn = n. a truss, a heap, a load
Certaid = n. a cart load
Darlwytho = v. to load
Hwys = n. draught; load
Llwyth = n. what is borne, a load
Llwytho = v. to burden, to load
Menaid = n. a cart load
Pynio = v. to burden, to load
Sawch = n. a heap, a load
Australian Slang
1. infection of venereal disease, usually gonorrhoea; 2. ejaculation of semen
stock phrases used to describe a stupid person
contract venereal disease
(of a male) ejaculate
not troubled by intelligence
not troubled by intelligence
(offensive) awful lot: "a fuck-load of problems"; "a fuck-load of money"
nonsense (rhyming slang “cobbler's awls” = “balls”)
rubbish or nonsense (first recorded in the 1960s in British English; origin unknown)
a lie
a lie
1. unjustly incriminated; framed; 2. very wealthy; 3. under the effects of alcohol; drunk; 4. under the effects of marijuana or some other drug; stoned
unjustly incriminated; framed
(rugby) pass the ball
(of a male) ejaculate
WordNet 2.0

1. weight to be borne or conveyed
(synonym) loading, burden
(hypernym) weight
(hyponym) burthen
2. a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; "the system broke down under excessive loads"
(synonym) loading
(hypernym) indefinite quantity
(hyponym) trainload
3. goods carried by a large vehicle
(synonym) cargo, lading, freight, loading, payload, shipment, consignment
(hypernym) merchandise, wares, product
4. an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; "he got a load on and started a brawl"
(hypernym) indefinite quantity
(classification) colloquialism
5. the power output of a generator or power plant
(hypernym) electrical power, electric power, wattage
6. an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
(synonym) burden, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus
(hypernym) concern, worry, headache, vexation
(hyponym) dead weight
7. a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
(synonym) lode
(hypernym) deposit, sedimentation, alluviation
(hyponym) mother lode, champion lode
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
(synonym) warhead, payload
(hypernym) explosive
(hyponym) atomic warhead, nuclear warhead, thermonuclear warhead, nuke
(part-holonym) guided missile
(derivation) charge
9. electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
(hypernym) electrical device

1. fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"
(synonym) lade, laden, load up
(hypernym) fill, fill up, make full
(hyponym) pack, load down
(derivation) loading, burden
2. provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully"
(synonym) charge
(hypernym) fill, fill up, make full
(hyponym) recharge, reload
(derivation) warhead, payload
3. put (something) on a structure or conveyance; "load the bags onto the trucks"
(hypernym) put, set, place, pose, position, lay
(derivation) cargo, lading, freight, loading, payload, shipment, consignment
Load Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
The sales fee charged to an investorinvestor when shares are purchased in a load fund or annuity. See: bank-end load; front-end load; level load.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
in mechanics, the weight or pressure placed on an object. The load on a bit refers to the amount of the weight of the drill collars allowed to rest on the bit. See weight on the bit. to engage an engine so it works. Compare idle.
Load Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) The total weight of passengers and/or freight carried on board a ship, aircraft, train, road vehicle, or other means of conveyance. See also airlift capability; airlift requirement; allowable load.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Load Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you carry a load, signifies a long existence filled with labors of love and charity.

To fall under a load, denotes your inability to attain comforts that are necessary to those looking to you for subsistence.

To see others thus engaged, denotes trials for them in which you will be interested.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Load Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Electrochemistry Dictionary
"A device that consumes electrical power, e.g. a motor or a light bulb. "
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. The power consumed by a device or circuit in performing its function. (188 ) 2. A power-consuming device connected to a circuit. (188 ) 3. To enter data or programs into storage or working registers. (188 ) 4. To insert data values into a database that previously contained no occurrences of data. 5. To place a magnetic tape reel on a tape drive, or to place cards into the card hopper of a card punch or reader. (188 )
EIA Energy Glossary
The amount of electric power delivered or required at any specific point or points on a system. The requirement originates at the energy-consuming equipment of the consumers.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Energy Glossary
The amount of electric power supplied to meet one or more end user's needs.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
The object which is being lifted or accelerated.
Technical English by wpv
An external force. The term load is sometimes used to describe more general actions such as temperature differentials or movements such as foundation settlements.
The amount of heat per unit time imposed on a refrigeration system or the required rate of heat removal.
ICAO Airport codes
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ICAO aircraft designation codes
AYRES LM-200 Loadmaster LCT M
Load Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Electronic Games
Load, a method to return to a point in the game that was saved.
- Static variable in class java.awt.FileDialog 
public static final int LOAD
This constant value indicates that the purpose of the file dialog window is to locate a file from which to read.
- Method in class 
public void load (InputStream  inStream) throws IOException 
Reads a property list (key and element pairs) from the input stream.Overrides: load in class Properties Parameters: in - the input stream.Throws: IOException - if an error occurred when reading from the input stream.See Also:  Properties.load(
- Method in class java.util.Properties 
public void load (InputStream  inStream) throws IOException 
Reads a property list (key and element pairs) from the input stream. Every property occupies one line of the input stream. Each line is terminated by a line terminator (\n or \r or \r\n). Lines from the input stream are processed until end of file is reached on the input stream. A line that contains only whitespace or whose first non-whitespace character is an ASCII # or ! is ignored (thus, # or ! indicate comment lines). Every line other than a blank line or a comment line describes one property to be added to the table (except that if a line ends with \, then the following line, if it exists, is treated as a continuation line, as described below). The key consists of all the characters in the line starting with the first non-whitespace character and up to, but not including, the first ASCII =, :, or whitespace character. All of the key termination characters may be included in the key by preceding them with a \. Any whitespace after the key is skipped; if the first non-whitespace character after the key is = or :, then it is ignored and any whitespace characters after it are also skipped. All remaining characters on the line become part of the associated element string. Within the element string, the ASCII escape sequences \t, \n, \r, \\, \", \', \ (a backslash and a space), and \\u are recognized and converted to single characters. Moreover, if the last character on the line is \, then the next line is treated as a continuation of the current line; the \ and line terminator are simply discarded, and any leading whitespace characters on the continuation line are also discarded and are not part of the element string. As an example, each of the following four lines specifies the key "Truth" and the associated element value "Beauty": Truth = Beauty Truth:Beauty Truth :Beauty As another example, the following three lines specify a single property: fruits apple, banana, pear, \ cantaloupe, watermelon, \ kiwi, mango The key is "fruits" and the associated element is: "apple, banana, pear, cantaloupe, watermelon,kiwi, mango" Note that a space appears before each \ so that a space will appear after each comma in the final result; the \, line terminator, and leading whitespace on the continuation line are merely discarded and are not replaced by one or more other characters. As a third example, the line: cheeses specifies that the key is "cheeses" and the associated element is the empty string.Parameters: in - the input stream.Throws: IOException - if an error occurred when reading from the input stream.
- Method in class 
public final void load (InputStream  stream, char[] password) throws IOException , NoSuchAlgorithmException , CertificateException 
Loads this KeyStore from the given input stream. If a password is given, it is used to check the integrity of the keystore data. Otherwise, the integrity of the keystore is not checked. In order to create an empty keystore, or if the keystore cannot be initialized from a stream (e.g., because it is stored on a hardware token device), you pass null as the stream argument. Note that if this KeyStore has already been loaded, it is reinitialized and loaded again from the given input stream.Parameters: stream - the input stream from which the keystore is loaded, or null if an empty keystore is to be created. - the (optional) password used to check the integrity of the keystore.password - the (optional) password used to check the integrity of the keystore.Throws: IOException - if there is an I/O or format problem with the keystore data - if the algorithm used to check the integrity of the keystore cannot be foundNoSuchAlgorithmException - if the algorithm used to check the integrity of the keystore cannot be found - if any of the certificates in the keystore could not be loadedCertificateException - if any of the certificates in the keystore could not be loaded
- Method in class java.lang.Runtime 
public void load (String  filename)
Loads the specified filename as a dynamic library. The filename argument must be a complete pathname. From java_g it will automagically insert "_g" before the ".so" (for example Runtime.getRuntime().load("/home/avh/lib/");). First, if there is a security manager, its checkLink method is called with the filename as its argument. This may result in a security exception. This is similar to the method , but it accepts a general file name as an argument rathan than just a library name, allowing any file of native code to be loaded. The method is the conventional and convenient means of invoking this method.Parameters: filename - the file to load.Throws: SecurityException - if a security manager exists and its checkLink method doesn't allow loading of the specified dynamic library - if the file does not exist.UnsatisfiedLinkError - if the file does not exist.See Also:  getRuntime() , SecurityException , SecurityManager.checkLink(java.lang.String)
- Static method in class java.lang.System 
public static void load (String  filename)
Loads a code file with the specified filename from the local file system as a dynamic library. The filename argument must be a complete pathname. The call System.load(name) is effectively equivalent to the call: Parameters: filename - the file to load.Throws: SecurityException - if a security manager exists and its checkLink method doesn't allow loading of the specified dynamic library - if the file does not exist.UnsatisfiedLinkError - if the file does not exist.See Also:  Runtime.load(java.lang.String) , SecurityManager.checkLink(java.lang.String)
On the WWW,HTML documents and graphics are loaded into the browser whenever an URL is accessed.
Load Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Load may refer to:
  • Structural load, forces which are applied to a structure
  • Cargo
  • Load, Kentucky
  • The load of a mutual fund (see Mutual fund fees and expenses)
  • The genetic load of a population
  • The parasite load of an organism
  • The viral load of organisms and populations
  • LOAD is an acronym for Late-Onset Alzheimer's disease
  • Load Records, an American experimental independent record label
  • Load (album), the 6th album released by the band Metallica
  • Loads (album), A 1995 compilation of the British pop group Happy Mondays
  • Electrical load, a device connected to the output of a circuit
  • Electronic load, a simulated electrical load used for testing purposes
  • Load (computing), a measure of how much processing a computer performs
  • Preload (disambiguation), various meanings
  • Afterload, a medical term describing the maximum effect of a heartbeat driving blood mass out of the heart into the aorta and pulmonary arteries.

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Load Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Quantity or nature of what is being carried. This term normally refers to transport by truck.
Load Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The amount of material that a transporting agency, such as a stream, a glacier, or the wind, is actually carrying at a given time. Also, the amount of power delivered to a given point. In this respect: (1) Base Load = The minimum load in a stated period of time. (2) Firm Load = That part of the system load which must be met on demand. (3) Peak Load = Literally, the maximum load in a stated period of time. Sometimes the term peak load is used in a general sense to describe that portion of the load above the base load.
Amateur Radio Glossary
an electrical device which consumes, converts, or emanates energy
Load Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
The DJ Glossary
1) The resistance to the flow of an audio signal seen at the input of the receiving device. 2) The lowest ohms value (impedance) a device (such as a speaker) was designed to deliver during operation.
Stanton Magnetics
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
tus, tus-tor