load is one of the 1000 most common headwords.

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### Pronunciation

• (US) IPA: /loʊd/
• (UK) IPA: /ləʊd/
•  Audio (US) (file)

## Noun

1. (countable) A load is something carried, often something heavy.
The truck arrived with a load of dog food.
You've got quite a load. Let me help you carry it.
The ship won't leave until it has a full load of oil.
2. Loads/a load of something is a lot of it.
We've had a load of problems ever since we got the new stuff.
It costs loads of money.
3. (uncountable) Your load is how much work you have.
We hired another person to spread the load a bit more.
Teachers are asking for a lower teaching load.
4. (uncountable) Load is the amount electrical power produced.

## Verb

1. (transitive & intransitive) If you load ${\displaystyle x}$ on ${\displaystyle y}$, you put ${\displaystyle x}$ on ${\displaystyle y}$ to be carried. Usually there is a lot of ${\displaystyle x}$, and/or it is heavy.