loadload2 ●●● S2 W3 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive] (also load up)PUT to put a large quantity of something into a vehicle or container opp unload 🔊 Have you finished loading up? 🔊 It took an hour to load the van. 🔊 Will you help me load the dishwasher?load something into/onto something 🔊 Emma loaded all the groceries into the car. 🔊 He loaded the cups onto a tray.load something with something 🔊 She loaded up the car with camping gear.► see thesaurus at fill2 [transitive]FULL to put a necessary part into something in order to make it work, for example bullets into a gun or film into a cameraload something with something 🔊 Did you load it with 200 or 400 film?load something into something 🔊 Can you load the CD into the player, please?3 [intransitive, transitive]TD to put a program into a computer 🔊 The program takes a while to load. 🔊 To load the file, press the ‘return’ key.4 [intransitive] (also load up) if a ship, aircraft etc loads, goods are put onto it 🔊 The first ship to load at the new port was the ‘Secil Angola’.load with 🔊 The boat called at Lerwick to load up with fresh vegetables. → load somebody/something down → load up on something → load somebody (up) with something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusload• This program takes a while to load.• These latter pages can be loaded directly on to printing presses as plates.• A woman was loading groceries into her car.• Ginter was unconscious when rescue workers loaded him on to a stretcher.• The program can be encoded on the disc's surface and then loaded into the microprocessor.• LOAD is a command which loads a new program from the file.• Anyhow, we loaded kelp for Glasgow.• They were arrested after chaining themselves to cranes which were loading logs on to barges in the port of Kuala Baram.• Wait a minute - I need to load my camera.• Trucks may not stop on city streets to load or unload between 11 and 6.• I started loading the boxes into the truck.• The links aren't constantly updated but can be set to update whenever you load the document again.• Loading the van was hard work.• When the planes are fully loaded, they aren't able to take off from this runway, as it is too short.• This giant machine can load up a 10-ton truck every few minutes.• Two men were loading up a truck with boxes of melons.• Trucks loaded with food and medicine waited at the border.• It was loaded with product, much of it marvelous, all of it printed.load something into/onto something• Coast Guard officials loaded the marijuana onto a plane.