load·​ed | \ ˈlō-dəd \

Definition of loaded 

1 slang : high sense 12b
2 : having a large amount of money
3a : equipped with an abundance of options bought a fully loaded car
b : staffed with excellent players a loaded basketball team

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Examples of loaded in a Sentence

He said he didn't know the gun was loaded. the department stores were loaded with goods for the holiday shopping season

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Over the next few seconds, those engines maneuver the lander into a touchdown position, and slow the lander so that the final impact can be absorbed by its three spring-loaded legs. Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times, "Mars landing is a nail-biter for Redmond rocket engineers," 26 Nov. 2018 Cheetah-cub’ with spring-loaded legs to mimic the gait of its namesake at a house cat’s size. David L. Hu, WSJ, "Robot Design Goes Back to Nature," 9 Nov. 2018 In Michigan, parents were charged with second-degree child abuse after their four-year-old daughter shot and injured herself after finding a loaded weapon in a closet where toys were routinely kept, according to Fox 17. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Two Parents Are Facing Charges After Their Son's Friend Accidentally Fatally Shot Himself With Their Gun," 13 Aug. 2018 The Port of Virginia said loaded imports rose 17% to 127,677 TEUs from September to October. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Imports Surge at U.S. Ports as Companies Brace for New Tariffs," 15 Nov. 2018 Inside his car police found two uncased and loaded firearms and drug paraphernalia, the release said. Staff Report, Elgin Courier-News, "2 Elgin men picked up on multiple felony gun charges after traffic stop," 18 June 2018 The loaded track is slated to drop at midnight and will appear on his upcoming Rap or Go to the League album. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "2 Chainz Announces New Single 'Bigger > You' With Drake & Quavo," 14 June 2018 The suspects stole a .223-caliber Colt patrol rifle and a loaded 30-round magazine from a marked patrol car parked at the officer's home, Ratliff said. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "2 arrested after rifle stolen from Greenfield police car," 12 June 2018 The owners of the distillery released a statement on Facebook saying that the agent had violated the facility's rules by carrying a loaded firearm into the tasting room. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "FBI agent who accidentally fired gun while dancing charged with assault," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of loaded

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of loaded

: very rich

of a gun : having bullets inside

of a camera : having film inside

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