overladen

adjective over·lad·en \ ˌō-vər-ˈlā-dᵊn \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overladen

: carrying too heavy a load : loaded with too much of something : excessively laden
  • an overladen [=overloaded] car
  • often + with
    • tourists overladen with baggage
    • … plants are so overladen with ripe tomatoes that mechanical harvesters must run at half speed.
    • —Jeff Swiatek
  • often used figuratively
    • … scripts overladen with inflated dialogue but lacking any weighty plot turns.
    • —Akshay Seth

First Known Use of overladen

circa 1625


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