- a heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried；the total number or amount that can be carried in something, typically a vehicle or container
- fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something；place (a load or large quantity of something) on or in a vehicle, ship, container, etc.
verb: load, 3rd person present: loads, gerund or present participle: loading, past tense: loaded, past participle: loaded
noun: load, plural noun: loads
- 1. a heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried in addition to their own food, they must carry a load of up to eighty pounds 同義詞
- ▪ the total number or amount that can be carried in something, typically a vehicle or container a lorry-load of soldiers
- ▪ a quantity of items washed or to be washed in a washing machine or dishwasher at one time I do at least six loads of washing a week
- ▪ the material carried along by a stream, glacier, ocean current, etc. the streams deposited their loads, leaving thin sheets of gravel or sand
- 2. a weight or source of pressure borne by someone or something the increased load on the heart caused by a raised arterial pressure the arch has hollow spandrels to lighten the load on the foundations
- ▪ the amount of work to be done by a person or machine Arthur has a light teaching load
- ▪ a burden of responsibility, worry, or grief consumers will find it difficult to service their heavy load of debt 同義詞
- 3. informal a lot of (often used to express disapproval or dislike of something) she was talking a load of rubbish
- ▪ plenty she spends loads of money on clothes there's loads to see here, even when it rains 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. the amount of power supplied by a source; the resistance of moving parts to be overcome by a motor if the wire in the fuse is too thin to accept the load it will melt
- ▪ the amount of electricity supplied by a generating system at any given time.
- ▪ an impedance or circuit that receives or develops the output of a transistor or other device.
- 1. fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something they go to Calais to load up their vans with cheap beer 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ place (a load or large quantity of something) on or in a vehicle, ship, container, etc. stolen property from a burglary was loaded into a taxi 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a ship or vehicle) take on a load when we came to the quay the ship was still loading
- ▪ informal take, buy, or consume a large amount of I just went down to the store and loaded up on beer
- 2. make (someone or something) carry or hold a large or excessive quantity of heavy things Elaine was loaded down with bags full of shopping
- ▪ supply someone or something with (something) in overwhelming abundance or to excess the King and Queen loaded Columbus with wealth and honours 同義詞
- ▪ bias towards a particular outcome the odds were loaded against them before the match 同義詞
- 3. charge (a firearm) with ammunition he began to load the gun 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ insert something into (a device) so that it can be operated load your camera before you start following breakfast we clear the table and load the dishwasher
- ▪ insert (something) into a device so that it will operate load the cassette into the camcorder 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ transfer (a program or data) into memory, or into the central processor from storage when the program is loaded into the microcomputer, the CPU carries out each instruction
- 4. add an extra charge to (an insurance premium) to take account of a factor that increases the risk.