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Definition of "loaded" []

  • Carrying a load. (adjective)
  • Equipped with many accessories or features: bought a fully loaded minivan. (adjective)
  • Heavy with meaning or emotional import: The psychoanalyst specialized in asking loaded questions. (adjective)
  • Slang Drunk or intoxicated. (adjective)
  • Slang Having a great deal of money. See Synonyms at rich. (adjective)
  • Carrying a load (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of dice, a roulette wheel, etc) weighted or otherwise biased (adjective)
  • (of a question or statement) containing a hidden trap or implication (adjective)
  • Charged with ammunition (adjective)
  • (of concrete) containing heavy metals, esp iron or lead, for use in making radiation shields (adjective)
  • Wealthy (adjective)
  • Drunk (adjective)
  • Drugged; influenced by drugs (adjective)

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Use "loaded" in a sentence
  • "Eyck in the National Gallery all the brilliant lights are loaded; mere white, Mr. Eastlake himself admits, was always so; and we believe that the flesh-color and carnations are painted with color as _opaque_ as the white head-dress, but fail of brilliancy from not being _loaded enough_; the white ground beneath being utterly unable to add to the power of such tints, while its effect on more subdued tones depended in great measure on its receiving a transparent coat of warm color first."
  • "The man in the story is said to be "occupied" by a demon, a word loaded with meaning both then and now, especially among people whose land was under foreign occupation."
  • "“You serious?” one of the men asked, his expression loaded with doubt."