loading

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Loading \Load"ing\, noun

1. The act of putting a load on or into.

2. A load; cargo; burden. --Shak. Loadmanage

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Load \Load\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Loaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Loading}. Loaden is obsolete, and laden belongs to lade.]

1. To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.

I strive all in vain to load the cart. --Gascoigne.

I have loaden me with many spoils. --Shak.

Those honors deep and broad, wherewith Your majesty loads our house. --Shak.

2. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine. [Cant]

3. To magnetize. [Obs.] --Prior.

{Loaded dice}, dice with one side made heavier than the others, so that the number on the opposite side will come up oftenest.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

loading

noun

1: weight to be borne or conveyed [syn: {load}, {loading}, {burden}]

2: a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; "the system broke down under excessive loads" [syn: {load}, {loading}]

3: the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift

4: goods carried by a large vehicle [syn: {cargo}, {lading}, {freight}, {load}, {loading}, {payload}, {shipment}, {consignment}]

5: the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.; "the loading took 2 hours" [ant: {unloading}]


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