The definition of a load is something that a person, animal or thing is carrying.(noun)
An example of load is furniture stacked into a moving van.
Load is defined as to fill something up or to provide with an excess.(verb)
See load in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lode < OE lad, a course, way, journey < Gmc *laidō, way < IE base *leit(h)-, to go, leave > lead, ON litha, Goth galeithan, to go: sense infl. by ME laden, lade
See load in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English lode
Origin: , alteration (influenced by laden, to load)
Origin: of lade, course, way
Origin: , from Old English lād; see leit- in Indo-European roots.
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