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Definition of "load" []

  • A weight or mass that is supported: the load on an arch. (noun)
  • The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces. (noun)
  • Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal: a load of firewood. (noun)
  • The quantity that is or can be carried at one time. (noun)
  • The share of work allocated to or required of a person, machine, group, or organization. (noun)

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.

Use "load" in a sentence
  • "To examine whether there were any correlations between STM capacity and brain activity levels, we calculated Cowan's K capacity estimates at each load [load* (hits - false alarms)] [21], averaged across emotion conditions, with related beta values extracted from load-sensitive brain areas."
  • "Now, gentlemen, let us see what such a train load is equivalent to when it consists of grain."
  • "I was not depressed, because very often this means that a load is almost right, but not quite, and with a little tinkering you can get all three shots touching."