- burdened; afflicted: laden with sorrow
Laden pack mules.
- An example of something laden is a pack mule.
- An example of something laden is a sad person who is overwhelmed with emotion.
The definition of laden is something that is weighed down, physically or emotionally.
Now Chiefly Literary to load or burden: ladened with gifts
filled, covered, permeated, or burdened with: flower-laden, metaphor-laden, doom-laden
A past participle of lade
- Weighed down with a load; heavy: “the warmish air, laden with the rains of those thousands of miles of western sea” ( Hilaire Belloc )
- Oppressed; burdened: laden with grief.
(comparative more laden, superlative most laden)
- past participle of lade
- The tables were to be laden with all kinds of food.
- The emperor returned to the capital in 106, laden with captured treasure.
- In 804 he was visited by Pope Leo, who returned to Rome laden with gifts.
- The khamsin, hot sand-laden winds of the spring months, come invariably from the south.
- She emerged from the kitchen with a tray laden with coffee and its accoutrements, a slice of pie and water.