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verb load pronunciation in American English /loʊd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleloading
past tenseloaded
past participleloaded
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    load up

    [intransitive/transitive] to put a load onto or into something such as a vehicle or container
    They are loading the truck now.
    Down at the docks, ships were loading and unloading.
    load something into/onto something: Were there any problems loading the cargo onto the boat?
    load something with something: She loaded my plate with grapes and plums.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to put something into a piece of equipment so that it is ready to use
    Did you load the dishwasher?
    My camera is loaded with color film.
    load something with/into something: He loaded the DVD into the player.
    1. a.
      to put bullets into a gun
      He stopped to load his rifle.
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    2. b.
      computing to put information or a program into a computer
      The data is loaded from a spreadsheet file.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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