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British English: /ləʊd/
American English: /loʊd/

Translation of load in Italian:


  • 1 (something carried on vehicle, animal, ship, plane) [figurative] a lorry shed its load on the motorway today
    un camion ha rovesciato il suo carico sull'autostrada oggi
    to have a heavy load to bear [figurative]
    dover portare un pesante fardello
    to take a load off one's mind
    liberarsi da un peso o togliersi un peso dal cuore
    it's a load off my mind a bus-load of children was crossing the road
    i bambini scesi dall'autobus stavano attraversando la strada
    a whole plane-load of passengers filled the departure lounge
    la sala partenze era occupata dai passeggeri dell'aereo
  • 3 (shipment, batch)
    (of sand, gravel, cement etc.)
    I've done four loads of washing this morning
    ho fatto quattro macchinate (di biancheria) oggi
  • 6 [informal] (a lot) See examples:a load o a whole load of people, books
    un mucchio o un sacco di gente, di libri

also: loads plural noun

  • loads of people, photos, flowers
    un mucchio di gente, di foto, di fiori
    we've got loads of time there was loads of champagne
    c'era champagne a fiumi
    we had loads to drink
    avevamo un mucchio di roba da bere
    I've seen, done it loads of times before
    l'ho già visto, fatto un sacco di volte
    to have loads of energy
    avere tantissima energia
    to have loads of work
    avere un mucchio di lavoro
    to have loads of money

transitive verb

  • 1
    (vehicle, ship, donkey, gun, washing machine) with con
    to load a camera
    caricare una macchina fotografica
    to load the luggage into the car
    caricare i bagagli in macchina
  • 3 (Electricity)
    aumentare il carico di
  • 5 [figurative] (inundate, give generously) See examples:to load somebody with
    colmare qualcuno di
    (presents, honours)
  • 6 (tamper with)
    to load the dice against somebody [figurative]
    svantaggiare in modo disonesto qualcuno

intransitive verb

  • fare un carico


get a load of this!

ascolta un po'!

get a load of that!

guarda un po' quello!

that's a load of old rubbish nonsense o cobblers

[informal] o [informal]
è un mucchio o un sacco di sciocchezze o di idiozie

a load of crap

un sacco di stronzate

Phrasal verbs

load down:

load [somebody] down to be loaded down with something
essere sovraccarico di qualcosa
to load somebody down with work
sovraccaricare o oberare qualcuno di lavoro

load up:

1 load up (lorry)
fare un carico, caricare
2 load [something] up (person)
(van, ship) with di

Definition of load in:

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