load·​ed | \ ˈlō-dəd How to pronounce loaded (audio) \

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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Police recovered marijuana, crack cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, Adderall, Xanax, cash, ammunition and a loaded .22 caliber revolver, according to the statement. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "2 charged after drugs and gun seized from Zion home, police say," 11 June 2018 Drug abuse, Pearl Road: During a March 29 traffic stop, police discovered that the Cleveland driver was in possession of drugs, paraphernalia and instruments to sell drugs, as well as a loaded .38-caliber revolver. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Passed-out driver arrested for drug abuse: Parma Police Blotter," 5 Apr. 2018 The crime report does not include an incident in which a loaded .38 revolver found unattended in the bathroom of Wescoe Hall last September. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "After concealed carry allowed on campus, KU hired more safety officers and crime fell | The Kansas City Star," 5 Mar. 2018 Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies found small bags of marijuana, heroin and cocaine as well as a loaded revolver in a vehicle after an attempt to stop a motorist. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sheriff's deputies find suspected drugs and loaded gun in vehicle involved in Milwaukee County crash," 21 Jan. 2018 There are a few elite starters who will take the mound, but the overall pitching pool is not very deep despite the loaded schedule. Mike Barner, SI.com, "MLB DFS Plays for July 10," 10 July 2018 Starbucks Reward members have already received invitations loaded to their accounts and notified via email. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Free Frappuccinos and Espresso drinks at Starbucks Happy Hour on Friday," 28 June 2018 So yes, the decision of whether or not to wear a bra is a loaded one. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Why You Don't Have to Wear a Bra," 30 Nov. 2018 In 2015 Terance Gamble was arrested for possessing two bags of marijuana and a loaded handgun. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Supreme Court Gamble," 5 Dec. 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

informal : very rich
of a gun : having bullets inside
of a camera : having film inside

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