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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)

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 "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."