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Loads vs. Lots — What's the Difference?

Loads vs. Lots — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Loads and Lots

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Loads

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

A large extent, amount, or number
Is in a lot of trouble.
Has lots of friends.
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Loads

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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Lots

Used adverbially to mean "to a great degree or extent" or "frequently"
Felt a lot better.
Ran lots faster.
Doesn't go out a whole lot.
Has seen her lots lately.
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Loads

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

A number of associated people or things
Placating an angry lot of tenants.
Kids who were a noisy lot.
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Loads

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

Miscellaneous articles sold as one unit
A lot of stamps sold at an auction.
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Loads

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

An individual of a particular kind or type
That dog is a contented lot.
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Loads

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

A piece of land having specific boundaries, especially one constituting a part of a city, town, or block.
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Loads

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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Lots

A piece of land used for a given purpose
A parking lot.
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Loads

A single charge of ammunition for a firearm.
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Lots

The complete grounds of a film studio.
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Loads

Vulgar Slang An ejaculation of semen.
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Lots

The outdoor area of a film studio.
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Loads

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

An object used in making a determination or choice at random
Casting lots to see who will go first.
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Loads

A responsibility regarded as oppressive.
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Lots

The use of objects in making a determination or choice at random
Chosen by lot.
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Loads

The external mechanical resistance against which a machine acts.
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Lots

The determination or choice so made
The lot fell on the widow's only son.
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Loads

The power output of a generator or power plant.
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Lots

One's fortune in life; one's fate
It was her lot to struggle for years in obscurity.
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Loads

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

To apportion by lots; allot.
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Loads

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

To divide (land) into lots.
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Loads

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

To divide (goods) into lots for sale.
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Loads

Derogatory Slang A heavy or overweight person.
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Lots

Plural of lot
The men cast lots.
They purchased all of the adjacent lots.
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Loads

Genetic load.
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Lots

(colloquial) A lot; a great deal; tons; loads.
Lots of the ways you can help are really easy.
Don't worry, my family has lots of money.
She made lots of new friends.
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Loads

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

(colloquial) A great deal; very much.
I feel lots better about it now that we've talked.
I care lots about the humane treatment of animals.
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Loads

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

A large number or amount;
Made lots of new friends
She amassed a mountain of newspapers
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Loads

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To receive a load
Container ships can load rapidly.
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Loads

To charge a firearm with ammunition.
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Loads

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

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

Lots, much, plenty, a great deal.
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Loads

Plural of load
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Loads

A large quantity; a lot; as, loads of fun.
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Loads

A large number or amount;
Made lots of new friends
She amassed a mountain of newspapers
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