- to remove or take off (a load, cargo, etc.)
- to take a load, cargo, etc. from
- to give vent to (one's grief, troubles, etc.); express or tell freely
- to relieve of something that troubles, burdens, etc.
- to remove the charge from (a gun)
- to get rid of: unloading surplus goods
verbun·load·ed, un·load·ing, un·loads
- a. To remove the load or cargo from.b. To discharge (cargo or a load).
- a. To relieve of something burdensome or oppressive; unburden: a confidant to whom he could unload his heart.b. To give expression to (one's troubles or feelings); pour forth.
- To remove the charge from (a firearm).
- To dispose of, especially by selling in great quantity; dump.
(third-person singular simple present unloads, present participle unloading, simple past and past participle unloaded)
- To remove the load or cargo from (a vehicle, etc.).
- to unload a ship; to unload a camel
- To remove (the load or cargo) from a vehicle, etc.
- to unload bales of hay from a truck
- (intransitive) To deposit one's load or cargo.
- (intransitive, figuratively) To give vent to or express.
- (computing) To remove (something previously loaded) from memory.
- To discharge or pour a liquid.
- To get rid of or dispose of.
- to unload unprofitable stocks
- To deliver forcefully.
- (slang) To ejaculate, particularly within an orifice
- To draw the charge from.
- to unload a gun
From un- +"Ž load.
unload - Computer Definition
To remove a program from memory or take a tape or disk out of its drive.
- Just unload one or two carts.
- Draught, and permits large steamers to unload along its quays.
- Sea-going vessels load and unload at Salmio, 7 m.
- Lobito Bay has water sufficient to allow large ships to unload close inshore.
- Ouh! ouh! came peals of such healthy and good-humored laughter from the soldiers that it infected the French involuntarily, so much so that the only thing left to do seemed to be to unload the muskets, explode the ammunition, and all return home as quickly as possible.