Load may refer to:
- Structural load, forces which are applied to a structure
- 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, a medical term for loading of blood mass into the heart in preparation of a heartbeat.
- Afterload, a medical term describing the maximum effect of a heartbeat driving blood mass out of the heart into the aorta and pulmonary arteries.
Famous quotes containing the word load:
“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 (18031882)
“Men so noble,
However faulty, yet should find respect
For what they have been. Tis a cruelty
To load a falling man.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“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 (18381918)