lade was our Word of the Day on 11/04/2013. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of lade in a Sentence
the cook laded the stew into small bowls
the trucks were heavily laden with produce for the market
Recent Examples of lade from the Web
Willemstad became a lucrative center of the Atlantic slave trade, a stopping point for ships laden with slaves destined for the Caribbean and South America.
Then the storm unleashed flash floods laden with giant boulders that blasted through town in the middle of the night, destroying or damaging hundreds of homes.
Talk about a few days laden with all sorts of Insta-worthy moments!!!
The original track, produced entirely in-house by NBC Entertainment Marketing, is a send-up of sentimental Bowl memes -- from puppies to porches laden with apple pies, motorcycles and Americana.
The escape plot suspects were arrested in mid-February after police allegedly spotted a vehicle laden with explosives and weapons hidden in a thicket in the county of Isiolo.
The tradition of creating altars, laden with seafood, breads, pastries and citrus to honor San Giuseppe, or St. Joseph, the father of Jesus, began in Sicily in the Middle Ages.
Tables on the tarmac were laden with weapons and gear of that era, from radios to M-16s and even an RPG launcher tube.
The 29-year-old Olympic bronze medal winner's youthful face blends in with local high school football stars and a handful of female powerlifters hoisting bars laden with hundreds of pounds above their heads.
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Did You Know?
Most of us know lade in its past participle form laden, as shown in our examples. Likely also familiar is the adjective laden, best distinguished from the verb by its placement before nouns, as in "laden ships" or "a laden heart." (The adjective is also at work in hyphenated terms like "sugar-laden.") Lade has been in use for more than a millennium and formerly had a nominal counterpart: the noun lade meaning "load" or "cargo" dates from around the same time but hasn't been in use since the early 16th century. A few short decades after it faded from active use, the noun lading took on the same meaning. Lading is still in use and appears most often in "bill of lading"-a term referring to a document that lists goods being shipped and specifies the terms of their transport.
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