load /ˈlod/ 名詞
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.
He might such a load
To town with his ass carry. --Gower.
2. 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.
3. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care. “ A . . . load of guilt.” --Ray. “ Our life's a load.”
4. 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.
5. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
6. Weight or violence of blows. [Obs.]
7. Mach. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
Load line, or Load water line Naut., the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded.
Syn: -- Burden; lading; weight; cargo. See Burden.
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 Loaden is obsolete, and laden belongs to lade.]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. --Gascoigne.
I have loaden me with many spoils. --Shak.
Those honors deep and broad, wherewith
Your majesty loads our house. --Shak.
2. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine. [Cant]
3. To magnetize. [Obs.]
Loaded dice, dice with one side made heavier than the others, so that the number on the opposite side will come up oftenest.
n 1: weight to be borne or conveyed [syn: loading, burden]
2: a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time;
"the system broke down under excessive loads" [syn: loading]
3: goods carried by a large vehicle [syn: cargo, lading, freight,
loading, payload, shipment, consignment]
4: an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; "he got a
load on and started a brawl"
5: the power output of a generator or power plant
6: an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of
responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind" [syn: burden,
encumbrance, incumbrance, onus]
7: a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite
boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks [syn: 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 [syn: warhead, payload]
9: electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
v 1: fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with
hay" [syn: lade, laden, load up]
2: provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully" [syn: charge]
3: put (something) on a structure or conveyance; "load the bags
onto the trucks"