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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The roster in Russia is so loaded that coach Joachim Low cut forward Mario Gotze, marking the first time since 1978 that the guy who scored the winning goal in a World Cup final won’t be around for the next one. Mark Zeigler, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Your guide to the World Cup you forgot was happening," 13 June 2018 Martinez’s contract will be heavily front-loaded, guaranteeing him $50 million in the first two seasons before the first of two opt-out clauses. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "The Red Sox Add a Slugger of Their Own, Signing J.D. Martinez," 19 Feb. 2018 The doors were spring-loaded and heavy, designed to fall shut automatically, and the door handles were thick iron rings that nestled into round pockets, leaving the walls flush and smooth. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017 If this were a one-off emotionally loaded conversation followed by Liza finding emotional fulfillment with another man, this scene wouldn’t be such a warning sign of romance to come. refinery29.com, "Is Younger Setting The Stage For A Liza-Josh Reunion?," 11 July 2018 Desserts include Southern pecan pie, a loaded fudge brownie, bourbon bread pudding and red velvet cake. Philip Potempa, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Tribes Alehouse in Tinley Park," 11 July 2018 Another relative was accused of handing the loaded weapon to the teen but won dismissal of state charges and was acquitted of federal charges. Don Babwin, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 Facebook feud slaying of Endia Martin," 20 June 2018 And the sheriff left a loaded service weapon in a locker room at a Michigan middle school, where a sixth-grader found it. CBS News, "AP: More than 30 mishaps from armed adults at schools," 6 May 2018 The officer escorted him to the Hotel Harrington on 11th Street NW, three blocks from the White House, and found a TAC force folding knife with a spring-loaded blade. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Three men arrested in unrelated breaches of White House, Capitol grounds," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of loaded

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of loaded was in 1886

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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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