Share this entry

Share this page

lade

Syllabification: lade
Pronunciation: /lād
 
/

Definition of lade in English:

verb (past participle laden /ˈlādn/)

[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.

Origin

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

Definition of lade in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure