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lade Syllabification: lade

Definition of lade in English:

verb (past participle ladenˈlādn)

[with object] archaic
1Load (a ship or other vessel).
Example sentences
  • In any case, Banks laded the transports with the seeds of dozens of fruits, grains and vegetables.
1.1Ship (goods) as cargo.
Example sentences
  • Mahabir said he returned to India when the rice was shipped and brought back samples of what had been laded.
1.2 [no object] (Of a ship) take on cargo.


Old English hladan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German laden 'to load', also to ladle and perhaps to lathe.

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