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lade

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verb \ˈlād\

Definition of lade

lad·edladed or lad·en play \ˈlā-dən\ lad·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to put a load or burden on or in :  load b :  to put or place as a load especially for shipment :  ship c :  to load heavily or oppressively

  3. 2 :  dip, ladle

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to take on cargo :  load <a place for ships to lade>

  6. 2 :  to take up or convey a liquid by dipping



Examples of lade

  1. <the cook laded the stew into small bowls>

  2. <the trucks were heavily laden with produce for the market>



Origin of lade

Middle English, from Old English hladan; akin to Old High German hladan to load, Old Church Slavic klasti to place


First Known Use: before 12th century


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