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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Synonyms & Antonyms for loaded


besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]


sober, straight

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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 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 The charges included carrying a loaded firearm and evading police. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "Sacramento rapper Mozzy, barred from owning guns, arrested in Vegas for gun possession," 10 July 2018 Carvalho is facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, and resisting arrest, police said. Olivia Quintana, BostonGlobe.com, "Dorchester man arrested on gun charges," 8 July 2018 In his absence, the team removed the loaded pistol under his pillow and about 20 other guns. New York Times, "In Elderly Hands, Firearms Can Be Even Deadlier," 26 May 2018 Whitley also had a loaded firearm stashed under his pillow in bed, court records said. Jared Gilmour, kansascity, "Chicago cop paid teen runaways for sex. Out-of-state condoms made it a federal crime, records say | The Kansas City Star," 18 May 2018 Police found a loaded .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol under the seat where Smith had been sitting, according to the release. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora man convicted on gun charge," 16 May 2018 At one point Houk allegedly pointed a loaded firearm at the woman and threatened to kill her and harm their children, the statement said. Melissa Etehad, latimes.com, "Suspect in wild motor home chase across L.A. and Kern counties to be arraigned," 7 May 2018 During that stop, a loaded pistol was allegedly found in Ramirez’s vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, "24-Year-Old Mom's Dead Body Found in Texas Dumpster After She Was Fatally Shot," 22 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

: very rich

of a gun : having bullets inside

of a camera : having film inside

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by force of circumstances

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