intransitive verblad′ed, lad′ed or lad′en, lad′ing
- to load
- to dip or draw out (water, etc.) with a ladle; bail; ladle
Origin of ladeMiddle English laden from Old English hladan, akin to German laden from Indo-European base an unverified form kl?-, to set down, lay, place from source ladle, Old Church Slavonic klasti, to load
verblad·ed, lad·en, or lad·ed lad·ing, lades
- a. To load with or as if with cargo.b. To place (something) as a load for or as if for shipment.
- To burden or oppress; weigh down.
- To take up or remove (water) with a ladle or dipper.
- To take on cargo.
- To ladle a liquid.
Origin of ladeMiddle English laden from Old English hladan
(third-person singular simple present lades, present participle lading, simple past laded, past participle laden or laded)
- To fill or load (related to cargo or a shipment).
- To weigh down, oppress, or burden.
- To use a ladle or dipper to remove something (generally water).
- to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern
- To transfer (molten glass) from the pot to the forming table, in making plate glass.
- (nautical) To admit water by leakage.
- bill of lading
Old English hladan, akin to Gothic (hlaþan), Old Norse hlaða (whence Danish lade, a barn).
- (Scotland) Water pumped into and out of mills, especially woolen mills.