Synonyms and Antonyms of load
1 a mass or quantity of something taken up and carried, conveyed, or transported <hoisted a load of grain on the truck going to Florida> Synonyms burden, cargo, draft, freight, haul, lading, loading, payload, weight Related Words consignment; boatload, carload, shipload, trainload, truckload, wagonload; ballast, deadweight; overload, surcharge; bale, bundle, pack, package, packet, parcel, shipment; manifest; body, bulk, mass
2 loads pl a considerable amount <there's no rush, since we've got loads of time left> Synonyms abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yardRelated Words epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillionNear Antonyms atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpinessAntonyms ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace
Synonyms and Antonyms of load
1 to place a weight or burden on <students complaining that their teachers were loading them with work> Synonyms burden, encumber, freight, lade, laden, lumber, saddle, weight Related Words clog, clutter, fill, pack; heap, mound, pile, stack; press, weigh; strain, tax; overburden, overload, overtax, surcharge; hamper, handicap; afflict, oppress Near Antonyms alleviate, ease, lighten, relieve Antonyms disburden, discharge, disencumber, unburden, unlade, unload
2 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained <she loaded her plate at the buffet with as much food as she could carry and with more than any sane person should eat> Synonyms brim, charge, cram, heap, jam, jam-pack, fill, pack, stuffRelated Words drench, flood, glut, swamp; bloat, bulk; crowd, crush, mat, press, ram, shove, squash, squeeze; refill, refresh, reload, repack, replenish; overcharge, overfill, overflow, saturate; honeycomb, penetrateNear Antonyms lighten; deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void
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