transitive verb over·lade \¦ō-vər-¦lād\

Definition of overlade

  1. :  to load with too great a cargo or burden :  overload overladen with detail and digression — H. S. Bennett


\¦ō-vər-¦lā-dən\ play adjective an overladen table On Indiana's 8,000 acres of tomato fields, plants are so overladen with ripe tomatoes that mechanical harvesters must run at half speed. — Jeff Swiatek, The Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 6 Oct. 2014

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Origin and Etymology of overlade

Middle English overladen, from 1over + laden to load — more at lade

First Known Use: 14th century

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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