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Load (unit)         
Fother; Charrus; Load of London; Fother (unit)
The load, also known as a fodder, fother, and charrus (,  "cartload"), is a historic English unit of weight or mass of various amounts, depending on the era, the substance being measured, and where it was being measured. The term was in use by the 13th century, and disappeared with legislation from the 1820s onwards.
Loads; Load (disambiguation)
(loads, loading, loaded)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
If you load a vehicle or a container, you put a large quantity of things into it.
The three men seemed to have finished loading the truck...
Mr. Dambar had loaded his plate with lasagne...
They load all their equipment into backpacks...
She deposited the loaded tray.
VERB: V n, V n with n, V n into/onto n, V-ed
Load up means the same as load
I've just loaded my truck up...
The giggling couple loaded up their red sports car and drove off...
We loaded up carts with all the blankets, bandages, medication, water we could spare...
She loaded up his collection of vintage wines into crates.
PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron), V P n with n, V P n into/onto n, also V n P with/into/onto n
...the loading of baggage onto international flights.
N-SING: usu the N of n
A load is something, usually a large quantity or heavy object, which is being carried.
He drove by with a big load of hay...
He was carrying a very heavy load.
If you refer to a load of people or things or loads of them, you are emphasizing that there are a lot of them. (INFORMAL)
I've got loads of money...
His people came up with a load of embarrassing information...
...a load of kids.
QUANT: QUANT of n-uncount/pl-n [emphasis]
When someone loads a weapon such as a gun, they put a bullet or missile in it so that it is ready to use.
I knew how to load and handle a gun...
He carried a loaded gun...
VERB: V n, V-ed
To load a camera or other piece of equipment means to put film, tape, or data into it so that it is ready to use.
A photographer from the newspaper was loading his camera with film...
The data can subsequently be loaded on a computer for processing.
VERB: V n with n, V n into/onto/on n
You can refer to the amount of work you have to do as a load.
She's taking some of the load off the secretaries.
The load of a system or piece of equipment, especially a system supplying electricity or a computer, is the extent to which it is being used at a particular time.
An efficient bulb may lighten the load of power stations...
Several processors can share the load of handling data in a single program.
The load on something is the amount of weight that is pressing down on it or the amount of strain that it is under.
Some of these chairs have flattened feet which spread the load on the ground...
High blood pressure imposes an extra load on the heart.
a load off your mind: see mind
see also loaded
Loads; Load (disambiguation)
In a dynamo the amperes of current delivered by it under any given conditions.
Pronunciation examples for load
1. -Load! -Load!
The Last Samurai (2003)
2. Load.
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3. Load.
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4. Load!
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5. Load.
The Departed (2006)
Examples of use of load
1. Customers are reporting long load times for Web pages and frequent time outs — when Web pages try to load for a number of minutes and then either load, partially load or go to an error page.
2. Forklift drivers slid load after load of electrical equipment off semi trucks.
3. None of the players in the system were happy about this on–load and off–load arrangement.
4. If you wait and use a full load for your washing machine or dishwasher you could save approximately 0.6 litres of water per person – half–load programmes use more than half the amount of water of a full load.
5. Stopping short while swinging a very heavy load could cause the same problem, as could having a big load suddenly drop off the end of the crane.