lad·​ing ˈlā-diŋ How to pronounce lading (audio)
: an act of bailing, dipping, or ladling

Examples of lading in a Sentence

a bill of lading is a document issued by a carrier that lists goods being shipped and specifies the terms of their transport
Recent Examples on the Web One example can be as simple as shipments that are missing bills of lading or origin documents. Forbes, 1 June 2021 According to bills of lading and other records provided to the San Antonio Express-News by officials at 23 food banks, CRE8AD8 delivered about 147,000 boxes total to food banks. Tom Orsborn,, 1 July 2020 As of today, CRE8AD8 had delivered about 123,000 boxes to food banks, according to bills of lading and other records provided by food banks in the seven states. Tom Orsborn,, 26 June 2020 The report, which is more than 200 pages long, includes copies of contracts between North Korean and Syrian companies as well as bills of lading indicating the types of materials shipped. Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2018 Those shipping goods to Ivanka’s businesses in America typically identified themselves on bills of lading before the Trump presidency. The Economist, 20 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of lading was in 1500

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“Lading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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