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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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loadload1 /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.
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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
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Examples from the Corpus
loadThis 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 somethingCoast Guard officials loaded the marijuana onto a plane.
From Longman Business Dictionaryloadload1 /ləʊdloʊd/ noun [countable]1TRANSPORTan amount of goods or people transported on a road vehicle, train, or planeRail cars are used to move the bigger loads.load ofThe lorry returned with a load of Spanish apricots.The plane was carrying a full load of passengers.a lorry-load of gravel see also payload2the amount of something that a person or organization has to doThe firm’s computers are struggling to cope with the increased load.The network has to deal with a heavy load of telephone traffic. case load debt load work load3FINANCE an amount of money charged for managing an INVESTMENT FUNDBecause of the 5% load, only $950 of the $1,000 actually gets invested in your name.The new fund carries a front-end load (=an amount paid when the fund is first started) of 5.5%a no-load fundloadload2 verb [transitive]1TRANSPORTto put goods into a road vehicle, train, boat, or plane to be transportedThe tankers set off as soon as they have been loaded.2COMPUTING to copy a computer program or file onto a computerload something onto somethingThe new software can be loaded easily onto most machines.3FINANCE to include most or all of the charges at a particular period during the time that an insurance policy or INVESTMENT FUND is in useA lot of personal pension funds are front-end loaded (=make most of their charges when the fund is first started). load up on something→ See Verb table
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Verb table
load
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyload
he, she, itloads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyloaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave loaded
he, she, ithas loaded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad loaded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill load
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have loaded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam loading
he, she, itis loading
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you, we, theyare loading
Past
I, he, she, itwas loading
you, we, theywere loading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been loading
he, she, ithas been loading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been loading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be loading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been loading
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