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Definitions of loads word
- noun loads anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation; freight; cargo: The truck carried a load of watermelons. 1
- noun loads the quantity that can be or usually is carried at one time, as in a cart. 1
- noun loads this quantity taken as a unit of measure or weight or a discrete quantity (usually used in combination): carload; wagonload. 1
- noun loads the quantity borne or sustained by something; burden: a tree weighed down by its load of fruit. 1
- noun loads the weight supported by a structure or part. 1
- noun loads the amount of work assigned to or to be done by a person, team, department, machine, or mechanical system: a reasonable load of work. 1
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Origin of loads
First appearance:before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English lode (noun); orig. the same word as lode (Old English lād way, course, carrying); senses influenced by lade
Parts of speech for Loads
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for loads
- tons — a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois (short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois (long ton) in Great Britain.
- much — great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake.
- miles — Also called statute mile. a unit of distance on land in English-speaking countries equal to 5280 feet, or 1760 yards (1.609 kilometers).
- plenty — a full or abundant supply or amount: There is plenty of time.
- oodles — a large quantity: oodles of love; oodles of money.
- heaps — a group of things placed, thrown, or lying one on another; pile: a heap of stones.
- lots — a river in S France, flowing W to the Garonne. 300 miles (480 km) long.
- piles — a hemorrhoid.
- masses — the celebration of the Eucharist. Compare High Mass, Low Mass.
- a lot — lot (def 14).
- many — constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people.
Antonyms for loads
- handful — the quantity or amount that the hand can hold: a handful of coins.
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