Definition of loaded in English:

loaded

Line breaks: load¦ed
Pronunciation: /ˈləʊdɪd
 
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adjective

  • 1Carrying or bearing a load, especially a large one: a heavily loaded freight train
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    • Five minutes after we are off the tracks comes a loaded freight train rolling at a solid clip.
    • Just then, Mother was carrying a loaded platter of pancakes to the table.
    • A loaded logging truck carries anywhere from 45 to 100 cubic metres of wood.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1(Of a firearm) charged with ammunition: a loaded gun
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    • However, for those of you serious about taking your arm development even further, the use of an supplement may be the edge you need to turn your guns into loaded cannons.
    • The only sure way is to have a gun on one's person at all times or a loaded firearm within very easy reach no matter where one happens to be.
    • Dropping a loaded firearm is not so much a gross violation of gun etiquette as it is an invitation to a lawsuit.
    Synonyms
    primed, charged, armed, filled, containing ammunition, ready to fire, ready for use
  • 1.2 [predic.] informal Having a lot of money; wealthy: she doesn’t really have to work—they’re loaded
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    • They have allowed private builders to flout all laws and build for the rich and the loaded.
    • We join in on keeping the people poor and Western companies loaded with money.
  • 1.3 [predic.] informal , chiefly North American Drunk: it’s Friday night, and we want to get loaded
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    • The chicks that work there are hot and friendly, and you can get loaded with little cash.
    • That night, Jeff was a bit more loaded than usual.
  • 1.4North American informal (Of a car) equipped with many optional extras; deluxe: 1989 Ford 250 LXT: low miles, loaded
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    • And you shouldn't feel sticker shock as if you were purchasing a fully loaded Ferrari, remember that iSCSI is affordable.
  • 2Weighted or biased towards a particular outcome: a trick like the one with the loaded dice
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    • How do the conmen work-sleight of hand; marked cards; switched or loaded dice, it's all here.
    • The casino also cheats, using loaded dice, and when Vaughn spots this the casino security beat him up and leave him for dead.
    • The situation is analogous to rolling loaded dice: one could, if one was so inclined, construct a set of dice where sixes occur twice as often as normal.
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    biased, rigged, fixed; weighted
    informal crooked
  • 2.1(Of a word, statement, or question) charged with an underlying meaning or implication: avoid politically loaded terms like ‘nation’ ‘Anything else?’ It was a loaded question and Kelly knew it
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    • True, there are limitations in the survey method - a small collection of questions, often with loaded wording, with a small number of possible answers.
    • Avoid making loaded statements or using words as weapons: ‘What a stupid thing to do!’
    • If you don't give an answer to a loaded question but instead protest its loading, sometimes you are accused of dodging it.
    Synonyms
    charged, meaningful, pregnant; tendentious, emotive, sensitive, difficult, delicate

Phrases

loaded for bear

see bear2.

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