unload (transitive verb, , , intransitive verb)
Origin of offloadoff + load, probably origin, originally translated, translation of Afrikaans aflaai from Dutch afladen
verboff·load·ed, off·load·ing, off·loads
- To unload (a vehicle or container).
- Computers To transfer (data) to a peripheral device.
- Informal To get rid of and pass on to another: “U.S. farmers and ranchers were forced to look to foreign customers to offload their surpluses” ( Paul Roberts )
To unload a vehicle or container.
(third-person singular simple present offloads, present participle offloading, simple past and past participle offloaded)
From off- +"Ž load.