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 Loaden is obsolete, and laden belongs to lade.]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.
adj 1: filled with a great quantity; "a tray loaded with dishes";
"table laden with food"; "`ladened' is not current
usage" [syn: laden, ladened]
2: (of weapons) charged with ammunition; "a loaded gun" [ant: unloaded]
3: (of statements or questions) charged with associative
significance and often meant to mislead or influence; "a
4: having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value;
"an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not
merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy
corporations" [syn: affluent, flush, moneyed, wealthy]
5: very drunk [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked,
cockeyed, fuddled, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated,
plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked,
soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley,
tight, tipsy, wet]