- the act of one that lades
- a load; cargo; freight
Origin of ladingLME: see lade
- The act of loading.
- Cargo; freight.
(countable and uncountable, plural ladings)
- Present participle of lade.
Variant of lade
intransitive verbladed, laded or laden, lading
- 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 klā-, to set down, lay, place from source ladle, Old Church Slavonic klasti, to load