- carrying a load
- filled, charged, weighted, etc. (as indicated by various senses of load, , )
- Slang under the influence of liquor or drugs
- ⌂ Slang well supplied with money or riches
- Informal well equipped with accessories or features
loaded for bear⌂
- ready for a fight or conflict
- very well prepared or equipped
Origin of loadedin allusion to a gun loaded with ammunition appropriate for hunting large game
- Carrying a load.
- Equipped with many accessories or features: bought a fully loaded minivan.
- Unbalanced because of added weight. Used of dice.
- Having great meaning, seriousness, or implication: He asked the loaded question if they should take one car or two.
- Slang Drunk or intoxicated.
- Slang Having a great deal of money; rich.
- Simple past tense and past participle of load.
(comparative more loaded, superlative most loaded)
- Burdened by some heavy load; packed.
- Let's leave the TV; the car is loaded already.
- (of a projectile weapon) Having a live round of ammunition in the chamber; armed.
- No funny business; this heater's loaded!
- (slang) Possessing great wealth.
- He sold his business a couple of years ago and is just loaded.
- (slang) Drunk.
- By the end of the evening, the guests in the club were really loaded.
- (baseball) Pertaining to a situation where there is a runner at each of the three bases.
- It's bottom of the ninth, the bases are loaded and there are two outs.
- (gaming, of a die or dice, also used figuratively) Weighted asymmetrically, and so biased to produce predictable throws.
- He was playing with loaded dice and won a fortune.
- (of a question) Designed to produce a predictable answer, or to lay a trap.
- That interviewer is tricky; he asks loaded questions.
- (of a word or phrase) Having strong connotations that colour the literal meaning and are likely to provoke an emotional response. Sometimes used loosely to describe a word that simply has many different meanings.
- "Ignorant" is a loaded word, often implying lack of intelligence rather than just lack of knowledge.
- (of an item offered for sale, especially an automobile) Equipped with numerous options; deluxe.
- She went all out; her new car is loaded.