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Definition 1: weight to be borne or conveyed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) an artifact that is heavy

(... is a kind of load ) a variant of `burden'

(... is a kind of load ) a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself

(... is a kind of load ) a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic

(... is a kind of load ) any load that is difficult to carry

(... is a kind of load ) an excessive burden

(... is a kind of load ) an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power

Definition 2: the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

(... is a kind of load ) the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb

(... is part of load) a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices

Definition 3: goods carried by a large vehicle - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

"good business depends on having good merchandise" "that store offers a variety of products"

Definition 4: electrical device to which electrical power is delivered - [noun denoting artifact]

(load is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

Definition 5: an onerous or difficult concern - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where load or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the burden of responsibility
  • that's a load off my mind

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

"New York traffic is a constant concern" "it's a major worry"

(... is a kind of load ) an oppressive encumbrance

(... is a kind of load ) a burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)

(... is a kind of load ) an uncalled-for burden

"he listened but resented the imposition"

(... is a kind of load ) something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured

"his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take"

Definition 6: a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

(... is a kind of load ) the main vein of ore in a deposit

Definition 7: the power output of a generator or power plant - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(load is a kind of ...) the product of voltage and current

Definition 8: a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where load or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the system broke down under excessive loads

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of load ) quantity that can be carried by a train

Definition 9: an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where load or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a load on and started a brawl

(load is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

(load is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 10: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones - [verb of change]

Samples where load or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • adulterate liquor

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) alter from the original

(... is a kind of load ) thin by adding water to

"They watered down the moonshine"

(... is a kind of load ) alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"

(load has a similar meaning as ...) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

"stretch the soup by adding some more cream" "extend the casserole with a little rice"

Definition 11: fill or place a load on - [verb of contact]

Samples where load or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • load a car
  • load the truck with hay

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

(... is a kind of load ) load with a pack

(... is a kind of load ) load an aircraft with bombs

(... is a kind of load ) place too much a load on

"don't overload the car"

(... is a kind of load ) place a new load on

"The movers reloaded the truck"

(... is a kind of load ) load or cover with stacks

"stack a truck with boxes"

Definition 12: provide (a device) with something necessary - [verb of contact]

Samples where load or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He loaded his gun carefully
  • load the camera

Synonyms for load in the sense of this definition

(load is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

(... is a kind of load ) load anew

"She reloaded the gun carefully"

Definition 13: put (something) on a structure or conveyance - [verb of contact]

Samples where load or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • load the bags onto the trucks

(load is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 14: transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory - [verb of possession]

(load is a kind of ...) move from one place to another

"transfer the data" "transmit the news" "transfer the patient to another hospital"

(load belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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