A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for
conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy
The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified
way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will
constitute a cargo; lading.
That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or
spirits; as, a load of care.
A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as
may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the
article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five
The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
Weight or violence of blows.
The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when
To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a
cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or
cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or
embarrass; to heap upon.