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Load vs. Unload

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Load

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
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Unload

To remove the load or cargo from.
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Load

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
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Unload

To discharge (cargo or a load).
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Load

A lot of
She was talking a load of rubbish
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Unload

To relieve of something burdensome or oppressive; unburden
A confidant to whom he could unload his heart.
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Load

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
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Unload

To give expression to (one's troubles or feelings); pour forth.
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Load

Fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something
They go to Calais to load up their vans with cheap beer
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Unload

To remove the charge from (a firearm).
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Load

Make (someone or something) carry or hold a large or excessive quantity of heavy things
Elaine was loaded down with bags full of shopping
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Unload

To dispose of, especially by selling in great quantity; dump.
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Load

Charge (a firearm) with ammunition
He began to load the gun
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Unload

To discharge a cargo or some other burden.
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Load

Add an extra charge to (an insurance premium) to take account of a factor that increases the risk.
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Unload

(transitive) To remove the load or cargo from (a vehicle, etc.).
To unload a ship; to unload a camel
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Load

A weight or mass that is supported
The load on an arch.
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Unload

(transitive) To remove (the load or cargo) from a vehicle, etc.
To unload bales of hay from a truck
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Load

The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces.
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Unload

(intransitive) To deposit one's load or cargo.
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Load

Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal
A load of firewood.
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Unload

To give vent to or express; to unburden oneself of.
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Load

The quantity that is or can be carried at one time.
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Unload

To remove (something previously loaded) from memory.
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Load

The share of work allocated to or required of a person, machine, group, or organization.
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Unload

(transitive) To discharge, pour, or expel.
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Load

The demand for services or performance made on a machine or system.
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Unload

(transitive) To get rid of or dispose of.
To unload unprofitable stocks
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Load

The amount of material that can be inserted into a device or machine at one time
The washing machine has a full load.
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Unload

To reduce the vertical load factor on (an airplane's wing or other lifting surface), typically by pitching downwards toward the ground to decrease angle of attack and reduce the amount of lift generated.
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Load

A single charge of ammunition for a firearm.
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Unload

(transitive) To deliver forcefully.
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Load

Vulgar Slang An ejaculation of semen.
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Unload

To ejaculate, particularly within an orifice. en
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Load

A mental weight or burden
Good news took a load off my mind.
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Unload

(transitive) To remove the charge from.
To unload a gun
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Load

A responsibility regarded as oppressive.
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Unload

To take the load from; to discharge of a load or cargo; to disburden; as, to unload a ship; to unload a beast.
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Load

The external mechanical resistance against which a machine acts.
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Unload

Hence, to relieve from anything onerous.
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Load

The power output of a generator or power plant.
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Unload

To discharge or remove, as a load or a burden; as, to unload the cargo of a vessel.
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Load

A device or the resistance of a device to which power is delivered.
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Unload

To draw the charge from; as, to unload a gun.
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Load

A fee that a mutual fund charges to an investor when the investor purchases or redeems shares in the fund.
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Unload

To sell in large quantities, as stock; to get rid of.
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Load

Often loads(Informal) A great number or amount
There were loads of people at the parade.
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Unload

To perform the act of unloading anything; as, let unload now.
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Load

Derogatory Slang A heavy or overweight person.
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Unload

Leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
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Load

Genetic load.
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Unload

Take the load off (a container or vehicle);
Unload the truck
Offload the van
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Load

To put (something) into or onto a structure or conveyance
Loading grain onto a train.
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Load

To put something into or onto (a structure or conveyance)
Loaded the tanker with crude oil.
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Load

To provide or fill nearly to overflowing; heap
Loaded the table with food.
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Load

To give worries or difficulties to; weigh down; burden
Was loaded with responsibility.
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Load

To insert (a necessary material) into a device
Loaded rounds into the rifle.
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Load

To insert a necessary material into
Loaded the printer with paper.
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Load

(Games) To make (dice) heavier on one side by adding weight.
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Load

To charge with additional meanings, implications, or emotional import
Loaded the question to trick the witness.
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Load

To raise the power demand in (an electrical circuit), as by adding resistance.
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Load

To increase (an insurance premium or mutual fund share price) by adding expenses or sale costs.
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Load

(Baseball) To have or put runners on (first, second, and third base).
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Load

(Computers) To transfer (data) from a storage device into a computer's memory.
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Load

To receive a load
Container ships can load rapidly.
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Load

To charge a firearm with ammunition.
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Load

To put or place a load into or onto a structure, device, or conveyance.
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Load

(Computers) To be transferred from a storage device into a computer's memory.
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Load

A burden; a weight to be carried.
I struggled up the hill with the heavy load in my rucksack.
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Load

(figuratively) A worry or concern to be endured, especially in the phrase a load off one's mind.
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Load

A certain number of articles or quantity of material that can be transported or processed at one time.
The truck overturned while carrying a full load of oil.
She put another load of clothes in the washing machine.
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Load

A quantity of washing put into a washing machine for a wash cycle.
I put a load on before we left.
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Load

(in combination) Used to form nouns that indicate a large quantity, often corresponding to the capacity of a vehicle
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Load

A large number or amount.
I got loads of presents for my birthday!
I got a load of emails about that.
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Load

The volume of work required to be performed.
Will our web servers be able to cope with that load?
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Load

(engineering) The force exerted on a structural component such as a beam, girder, cable etc.
Each of the cross-members must withstand a tensile load of 1,000 newtons.
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Load

(electrical engineering) The electrical current or power delivered by a device.
I'm worried that the load on that transformer will be too high.
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Load

(engineering) A resistive force encountered by a prime mover when performing work.
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Load

(electrical engineering) Any component that draws current or power from an electrical circuit.
Connect a second 24-ohm load across the power supply's output terminals.
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Load

A unit of measure for various quantities.
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Load

The viral load
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Load

A very small explosive inserted as a gag into a cigarette or cigar.
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Load

The charge of powder for a firearm.
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Load

(obsolete) Weight or violence of blows.
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Load

The contents (e.g. semen) of an ejaculation.
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Load

(euphemism) Nonsense; rubbish.
What a load!
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Load

(computing) The process of loading something, i.e. transferring it into memory or over a network, etc.
All of those uncompressed images are going to slow down the page load.
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Load

(Philippines) prepaid phone credit
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Load

A person that spends all day online. The term was originally used in the late 1980s to describe users on free Q-Link (later America Online) accounts who never signed off the system at great expense to the company.
She never logs off; she is a real LOAD!
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Load

(transitive) To put a load on or in (a means of conveyance or a place of storage).
The dock workers refused to load the ship.
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Load

(transitive) To place in or on a conveyance or a place of storage.
The longshoremen loaded the cargo quickly.
He loaded his stuff into his storage locker.
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Load

(intransitive) To put a load on something.
The truck was supposed to leave at dawn, but in fact we spent all morning loading.
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Load

(intransitive) To receive a load.
The truck is designed to load easily.
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Load

(intransitive) To be placed into storage or conveyance.
The containers load quickly and easily.
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Load

(transitive) To fill (a firearm or artillery) with munition.
I pulled the trigger, but nothing happened. I had forgotten to load the gun.
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Load

(transitive) To insert (an item or items) into an apparatus so as to ready it for operation, such as a reel of film into a camera, sheets of paper into a printer etc.
Now that you've loaded the film [into the camera], you're ready to start shooting.
Now that you've loaded the camera [with film], you're ready to start shooting.
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Load

(transitive) To fill (an apparatus) with raw material.
The workers loaded the blast furnace with coke and ore.
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Load

(intransitive) To be put into use in an apparatus.
The cartridge was designed to load easily.
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Load

To read (data or a program) from a storage medium into computer memory.
Click OK to load the selected data.
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Load

To transfer from a storage medium into computer memory.
This program takes an age to load.
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Load

To put runners on first, second and third bases
He walks to load the bases.
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Load

(transitive) To tamper with so as to produce a biased outcome.
You can load the dice in your favour by researching the company before your interview.
The wording of the ballot paper loaded the vote in favour of the Conservative candidate.
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Load

(transitive) To ask or adapt a question so that it will be more likely to be answered in a certain way.
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Load

(transitive) To encumber with something negative, to place as an encumbrance.
The new owners had loaded the company with debt.
The new owners loaded debt on the company.
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Load

(transitive) To provide in abundance.
He loaded his system with carbs before the marathon.
He loaded carbs into his system before the marathon.
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Load

(transitive) To weight (a cane, whip, etc.) with lead or similar.
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Load

To adulterate or drug.
To load wine
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Load

To magnetize.
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Load

(Philippines) to top up or purchase phone credits
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Load

A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load.
He might such a loadTo town with his ass carry.
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Load

The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.
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Load

That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
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Load

A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.
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Load

The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
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Load

Weight or violence of blows.
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Load

The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
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Load

The amount of work that a person, group, or machine is assigned to perform; as, the boss distributed the load evenly among his employees.
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Load

The device or devices that consume power from a power supply.
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Load

The weight or force that a structural support bears or is designed to bear; the object that creates that force.
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Load

To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.
I strive all in vain to load the cart.
I have loaden me with many spoils.
Those honors deep and broad, wherewithYour majesty loads our house.
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Load

To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
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Load

To magnetize.
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Load

Weight to be borne or conveyed
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Load

A quantity that can be processed or transported at one time;
The system broke down under excessive loads
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Load

Goods carried by a large vehicle
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Load

An amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate;
He got a load on and started a brawl
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Load

The power output of a generator or power plant
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Load

An onerous or difficult concern;
The burden of responsibility
That's a load off my mind
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Load

A deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
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Load

The front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
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Load

Electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
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Load

Fill or place a load on;
Load a car
Load the truck with hay
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Load

Provide with munition;
He loaded his gun carefully
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Load

Put (something) on a structure or conveyance;
Load the bags onto the trucks
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