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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishloadload1 /ləʊd $ loʊd/ ●●● S1 W3 noun [countable]  1 amount of somethingAMOUNT a large quantity of something that is carried by a vehicle, person etcload of a load of wood The lorry had shed its load (=the load had fallen off). The plane was carrying a full load of fuel.2 a load (of something)3 a bus load/car load/truck load etc4 a load of crap/bull etc5 workJOB/TASK the amount of work that a person or machine has to do The computer couldn’t handle the load and crashed.a light/heavy load (=not much or a lot of work) Hans has a heavy teaching load this semester. My work load has doubled since Henry left. They hired more staff in order to spread the load.6 RESPONSIBLEworry a problem or worry that is difficult to deal with When someone is depressed, the extra load of having financial problems can make the situation worse. Knowing he was safe was a load off my mind (=I felt less worried). Coping with ill health was a heavy load to bear.7 washingDHC a quantity of clothes that are washed together in a washing machine I’ve already done three loads of laundry this morning.8 get a load of somebody/something9 weightTBC the amount of weight that something is supporting a load-bearing wall It increased the load on the wheels.10 electricity technicalTPE an amount of electrical power that is being produced
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loadEvans was jailed for hijacking a lorry with a £30,000 load of spirits, tobacco and groceries.Load demand can exceed 66 percent during peak periods.Digestion is suspended and their food lies like a load in the stomach; fullness and distress come on immediately after eating.He spluttered a load of hip-hop banter as he danced around the drum.a $1.2 billion debt loadThe first load of supplies will be arriving at the camp next week.So there is a price to pay for the privilege of not paying an up front load.If you have to carry a heavy load, divide the weight between two bags.This requirement increases the listener's processing load, and leads to increased response latencies on the localisation task.And they collected so much they had to use a milk float to deliver the load.Use of the top tensioners also helps to spread the load over the whole of the shoulder harness.The lorries toiled steadily up the hill, occasionally shedding part of their loads.load ofThe young boy struggled to carry his load of bananas up the hill.a light/heavy loadI have carried a heavy load on my back ever since I was a boy.If you have to carry a heavy load, divide the weight between two bags.Chest straps: Help to keep the shoulder slings in a comfortable position; useful carrying a heavy load.Think of it-three jobs-that is a heavy load to bear.The wound had become infected by the constant rubbing of a heavy load.One day he collapses while pulling a heavy load.Whenever you pick up a heavy load, bend both legs.Each of the bits was a heavy load that required bridges to be taken down along the route.loads of laundryYou have four loads of laundry to do.I did two loads of laundry this morning.