I UK [ləʊd] / US [loʊd] noun
Word forms "load":
singular load plural loads
1) [countable] something that a person or animal carries, especially a large amount of things

The men were struggling with their heavy loads.

a) [countable] the goods that a vehicle carries
load of:

She drove back from the farm with a full load of hay.

b) [singular] the amount of weight or pressure that something has to bear

The hip belt on this rucksack takes most of the load off the shoulders.

a) [countable] an amount of work that a person, piece of equipment, or system has to do at one time

Teaching loads have increased this year.

We need a computer that can cope with the load.

b) a problem, responsibility, or worry that you have to deal with

You must allow others to share your load.

a heavy load to bear/carry:

Knowledge of what they had done was a heavy load to bear.

Verbs frequently used with load as the object ▪  lessen, lighten, reduce, share, spread
3) [countable] a quantity of clothes that you put in a washing machine

I think I'll put on another load of washing.

a load of/loads of somethinginformal a lot of something, often something unpleasant

You're getting yourself into a whole load of trouble.

He's making loads of money.

loads (of things) to do:

I've got loads to do today.

a load of crap/rubbish/garbage etcimpolite used for emphasizing that you think something is stupid or wrong

What your previous caller said was a load of old rubbish.

II UK [ləʊd] / US [loʊd] verb
Word forms "load":
present tense I/you/we/they load he/she/it loads present participle loading past tense loaded past participle loaded
1) load or load up
[intransitive/transitive] to put a load onto or into something such as a vehicle or container

They are loading the truck now.

Down at the docks, ships were loading and unloading.

load something into/onto something:

Were there any problems loading the cargo onto the boat?

load something with something:

She loaded my plate with grapes and plums.

2) [transitive] to put something into a piece of equipment so that it is ready to use

Did you load the dishwasher?

load something with/into something:

He loaded the cassette into the player.

My camera is loaded with a colour film.

a) computing to put information or a program into a computer

The data is loaded from a spreadsheet file.

b) to put bullets into a gun

He stopped to load his rifle.

Phrasal verbs:

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