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load British & World English

A heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried

load English Thesaurus

MacDowell's got a load to deliver

no-load British & World English

(Of shares in a mutual fund) sold directly to a buyer by the mutual fund itself without a commission being charged

dead load British & World English

The intrinsic weight of a structure or vehicle, excluding the weight of passengers or goods

live load British & World English

The weight of people or goods in a building or vehicle

load line British & World English

Another term for Plimsoll line.

peak load British & World English

The maximum of electrical power demand

wind load British & World English

The force on a structure arising from the impact of wind on it

load line New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

another name for Plimsoll line

carbo-load British & World English

(Of a sports player or an athlete) saturate the muscles with stored glycogen by exercising and dieting and then shortly before a competition eating a large amount of carbohydrates

front-load British & World English

Distribute or allocate (costs, effort, etc.) unevenly, with the greater proportion at the beginning of the enterprise or process

under load British & World English

Subject to a mechanical or electrical load

load factor British & World English

The ratio of the average or actual amount of some quantity and the maximum possible or permissible

useful load British & World English

The load carried by an aircraft in addition to its own weight

viral load British & World English

A measure of the number of viral particles present in an organism or environment, especially the number of HIV viruses in the bloodstream

front-end load British & World English

The deduction of commission fees and expenses from mutual fund shares at the time of purchase

genetic load British & World English

The presence of unfavourable genetic material in the genes of a population

load-bearing British & World English

(Especially of a wall) supporting much of the weight of the overlying parts of a building or other structure

load-shedding British & World English

Action to reduce the load on something, especially the interruption of an electricity supply to avoid excessive load on the generating plant

working load British & World English

The maximum load that a machine or other structure is designed to bear

load the bases British & World English

Have base runners on all three bases

load displacement British & World English

The weight of water displaced by a ship when laden

get a load of British & World English

Used to draw attention to someone or something

load up on in load British & World English

Take, buy, or consume a large amount of

load someone/thing with in load British & World English

Supply someone or something with (something) in overwhelming abundance or to excess

a brick short of a load British & World English

(Of a person) stupid or slightly mad

take a load off someone's mind British & World English

Bring someone relief from anxiety

under load in load British & World English

Subject to a mechanical or electrical load

rubbish British & World English

Absurd, nonsensical, or worthless talk or ideas

assload British & World English

A large number or amount of something

busload British & World English

A group of people travelling in a bus

carload British & World English

The number of people that can travel in a car

offload British & World English

Unload (a cargo)

preload British & World English

Load beforehand

vanload British & World English

An amount of people or things that can be carried in one van

baseload British & World English

The permanent minimum load that a power supply system is required to deliver

boatload British & World English

An amount of cargo or number of passengers which will fill a ship or boat

cartload British & World English

The amount held by a cart

shedload British & World English

A large amount or number

shipload British & World English

As much cargo or as many people as a ship can carry

shitload British & World English

A large amount or number

load the dice against/in favour of someone British & World English

Put someone at a disadvantage or advantage

load the bases in load British & World English

Have base runners on all three bases


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