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v. lad·ed, lad·en (lād′n) or lad·ed, lad·ing, lades
a. To load with or as if with cargo.
b. To place (something) as a load for or as if for shipment.
2. To burden or oppress; weigh down.
3. To take up or remove (water) with a ladle or dipper.
1. To take on cargo.
2. To ladle a liquid.
[Middle English laden, from Old English hladan.]
vb, lades, lading, laded, laden (ˈleɪdən) or laded
1. to put cargo or freight on board (a ship, etc) or (of a ship, etc) to take on cargo or freight
2. (and foll by: with) to burden or oppress
3. (and foll by: with) to fill or load
4. to remove (liquid) with or as if with a ladle
[Old English hladen to load; related to Dutch laden]
(Physical Geography) Scot a watercourse, esp a millstream
[of uncertain origin]
v. lad•ed, lad•en lad•ed, lad•ing. v.t.
1. to put a burden or load on or in; load: to lade a cargo ship.
2. to put as a load: to lade coal on a barge.
3. to load oppressively; burden: laden with responsibilities.
4. to fill or cover abundantly: trees laden with fruit.
5. to ladle.v.i.
6. to take on a load.
7. to ladle a liquid.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hladan to load, draw (water)]
Past participle: laded/laden
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|Verb||1.||lade - remove with or as if with a ladle; "ladle the water out of the bowl"|
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
slop - ladle clumsily; "slop the food onto the plate"
|2.||lade - fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"|
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
bomb up - load an aircraft with bombs
reload - place a new load on; "The movers reloaded the truck"
stack - load or cover with stacks; "stack a truck with boxes"