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 found a loaded Glock .40 handgun stashed under the passenger seat and a ziplock bag of marijuana in Ishtawi's backpack. NBC News, "Man orders Lyft as getaway car after shooting up Indiana mobile home," 5 June 2019 In April, a 7-year-old boy brought his mother’s loaded handgun, which had a trigger lock on it, to Highland Park Elementary School in St. Paul. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, "Girl, 8, finds mom’s handgun in backpack at her St. Paul school," 4 June 2019 Many a page is bottom-loaded with asterisk, dagger and double dagger, and one footnote has two footnotes of its own. Ben Yagoda, WSJ, "‘Dreyer’s English’ Review: Flossing Your Prose," 24 Jan. 2019 Even then, the Pixel C seemed like it was originally designed for Chrome OS and was loaded with Android at the last minute. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Chrome OS tablets are official—Meet the Acer Chromebook Tab 10," 26 Mar. 2018 As more Americans keep loaded guns in their homes, efforts to sell them new kinds of safety locks are getting stuck by policies intended to block ads for firearms online. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "Gun Safety Devices Get Caught in Online Advertising Bans," 5 Feb. 2019 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

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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

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

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