load, n. 1. contents, merchandise, goods, stuff; burden, charge, weight; boatload, shipload, Chiefly U.S. carload, wagonload, truckload; lading, U.S. and Canada, freight, freightage, haul.
2. burden, weight, onus, cross, millstone, albatross; duty, charge, obligation, responsibility, tax; strain, encumbrance, impediment, hindrance, handicap; trouble, care, anxiety, worry; hardship, difficulty, affliction, oppression; trial, tribulation, ordeal.
3. assignment, schedule, stint, routine; chore, job, task.
4. loads Informal, lots, numbers, scores, hordes; numerous, multitudinous, countless, quite a few, immeasurable, measureless, numberless.
5. get a load of Slang,
a. glance, look quickly or briefly, cast a brief look at, glimpse, peek, peep, sneak a look or peek; observe, witness, view, behold, contemplate, see; pry, watch for, be on the lookout, scan; ogle, Inf. eye, Inf. eyeball, Inf. give [s.o.] the glad eye, look over, scrutinize, Inf. give the once-over; take a look at, Inf. have a look-see. b. listen, listen to, heed, prick up one's ears, give an ear to, lend an ear to, bend an ear to, be all ears, give [s.o.] one's full attention.
-v. 6. fill, fill up, fill to the brim, fill to overflowing, overfill, stuff, overstuff, crowd, congest; lade, burden, overburden; cram, force in, ram down, pack in, push in, shove in, press in, jam, squeeze.
7. heap on or upon, give, assign, bestow, confer; supply, provide, burden.
8. weigh down, weight, burden, saddle with, charge, tax; encumber, cumber, impede, hamper, handicap; strain, overload, overburden, overtask, overtax, overwhelm.
9. (all usu. of a word, statement, etc.) overcharge, overcolor, embellish; color, tinge, imbue, impregnate.
10. load the dice stack the deck, fix, rig; prearrange, precontrive, predesign; put in the hole, put behind the eight ball. -adv. 11. loads a lot, much, very much, a great deal, a whole lot.
loaded, adj. 1. full, filled, filled up, filled to the brim or to capacity, abrim, brimful, brimming; jam-packed, cram-full, shot through, chock-a-block, Inf. chock-full, Brit, chocker; stuffed, packed, crammed, crowded, solid, Inf. wall-to-wall; sated, satiated, gorged, glutted, cloyed.
2. containing ammunition, ready to shoot, ready to fire.
3. charged, overcharged, full of meaning.
4. Slang, drunk, intoxicated, inebriated, sottish, SI. soused.
5. Slang, rich, well-to-do, wealthy, full of money, moneyed, well-off, rolling in riches, affluent, on easy street, flush, SI. stinking.
loadstone, n. 1. magnetite, magnetic ore; magnet, magnetic stone; attraction, pull.
2. lodestar, guide, beacon.
loaf1, n. block, brick, cake, slab; lump, Inf. hunk, Inf chunk.
loaf*. v. 1. laze, lounge, idle, do nothing, vegetate, watch the river flow, let the grass grow under one's feet, twiddle one's thumbs, Inf. lallygag; lie around, lounge around, loll around, stand around, hang around, loiter around or about, not lift a finger, not move a muscle, take it easy, Brit. Dial, lollop around or about, SI. sit on one's butt or duff; SI. knock around or about, SI. screw around, SI. futz around; shirk, malinger, slack off, sleep at one's post, Inf. lie down on the job, Inf. goldbrick, SI. featherbed, SI.