laden

adjective
lad·​en | \ ˈlā-dᵊn How to pronounce laden (audio) \

Definition of laden

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: carrying a load or burden

laden

verb
ladened; ladening\ ˈlād-​niŋ How to pronounce ladening (audio) , ˈlā-​dᵊn-​iŋ \

Definition of laden (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: lade heavily ladened with equipment— Isabel M. Lewis

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Synonyms & Antonyms for laden

Synonyms: Verb

burden, encumber, freight, lade, load, lumber, saddle, weight

Antonyms: Verb

disburden, discharge, disencumber, unburden, unlade, unload

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Examples of laden in a Sentence

Verb

laden a ship with emergency medical supplies

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

That progress will likely lead to a bigger role for McCreary come fall, even in a veteran-laden secondary. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al.com, "Roger McCreary positioning himself to have ‘impact’ in Auburn secondary this fall," 7 June 2019 At full strength, the Warriors boast a starting lineup laden with star power, but during the postseason, the unit has rarely taken the floor together. Kaelen Jones, SI.com, "Warriors' Injury Updates Entering Game 4 of NBA Finals," 6 June 2019 But even that will likely outpace what Ciena’s traditional customers, more debt-laden telecommunications carriers, can afford. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "No Optical Illusion at Ciena," 13 Dec. 2018 The overhaul also included a decision to merge the banking and insurance regulatory agencies to improve supervision of the country’s debt-laden financial sector, according to proposals released Tuesday. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "China promotes foreign aid, bolsters environment ministry in government shake-up," 13 Mar. 2018 But $1,200 for a light-laden electric table will probably turn off all but the most deep-pocketed RGB enthusiasts, especially since Thermaltake’s page doesn’t mention free shipping for this beast. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Thermaltake reveals a monstrous, RGB-laden $1,200 motorized desk for gamers," 10 May 2019 The aircraft is designed to carry as many as three satellite-laden rockets at a time under the center of its enormous wing, which stretches 385 feet (117 meters) — a longer wingspan than any other aircraft. John Antczak, The Seattle Times, "Giant Stratolaunch aircraft lifts off from California," 13 Apr. 2019 If someone with even a single hive loses the colony to foulbrood and lets the empty hive sit around, other bees in the area will quickly move in, loot its resources and inadvertently carry the dangerous, spore-laden honey back to feed their larvae. New York Times, "With a Sniff and a Signal, These Dogs Hunt Down Threats to Bees," 3 July 2018 About 7,400 trucks cross the bridge between Detroit and Windsor every day, many laden with auto parts. Tom Krisher, San Antonio Express-News, "Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs," 18 June 2018

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Leesburg’s only loss was 79-70 against West Oaks, a talent-ladened team that plays outside the FHSAA, on Dec. 2, at the Breast Cancer Awareness Classic at Oak Ridge. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Can Leesburg stretch streak? Can Oak Ridge bounce back? | Basketball News," 9 Feb. 2018 But that context — including who shouts the phrase and who studiously avoids uttering it — has ladened it with pernicious meaning in particular quarters. Max Fisher, New York Times, "Gays, Guns and Jihad: Motives Blur on Closer Scrutiny JUNE 14, 2016," 16 June 2016

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First Known Use of laden

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1514, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laden

Adjective

see lade

Verb

see lade

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laden

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of laden

: loaded heavily with something : having or carrying a large amount of something

laden

adjective
lad·​en | \ ˈlā-dᵊn How to pronounce laden (audio) \

Kids Definition of laden

: heavily loaded The truck was laden with gravel.

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