What is load?

  • (noun): An onerous or difficult concern.
    Example: "That's a load off my mind"
    Synonyms: burden, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "load":

  • (verb): Fill or place a load on.
    Example: "Load a car"; "load the truck with hay"
    Synonyms: lade, laden, load up
  • (noun): The front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents.
    Synonyms: warhead, payload
  • (verb): Put (something) on a structure or conveyance.
    Example: "Load the bags onto the trucks"
  • (verb): Provide with munition.
    Synonyms: charge
  • (noun): Electrical device to which electrical power is delivered.
  • (noun): Weight to be borne or conveyed.
    Synonyms: loading, burden
  • (noun): The power output of a generator or power plant.
  • (noun): A deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks.
    Synonyms: lode
  • (noun): An amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate.
    Example: "He got a load on and started a brawl"
  • (noun): A quantity that can be processed or transported at one time.
    Synonyms: loading

Famous quotes containing the word load:

    Men so noble,
    However faulty, yet should find respect
    For what they have been. ‘Tis a cruelty
    To load a falling man.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Rich are the sea-gods:Mwho gives gifts but they?
    They grope the sea for pearls, but more than pearls:
    They pluck Force thence, and give it to the wise.
    Every wave is wealth to Daedalus,
    Wealth to the cunning artist who can work
    This matchless strength. Where shall he find, O waves!
    A load your Atlas shoulders cannot lift?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The only human beings I have thoroughly admired and respected in the world have been those who carried the load of the world with a smile, and who, in the face of anxieties that would have knocked me clean out, never showed a tremor. Such men and women end by owning us, soul and body, and our allegiance can never be shaken. We are only too glad to be owned. Religion is nothing but this.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)