reload

verb re·load \ (ˌ)rē-ˈlōd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reload

reloaded; reloading
: to load again: such as
a : to put a charge or load into a weapon again
  • reloaded a pistol
  • … most competitive shooters reload their own ammunition.
  • —Craig Vaughn
  • This firearm will continuously load, fire, eject, reload, and fire again …
  • —William R. Dietrick
b : to load or be loaded into a computer's memory or storage again
  • recorded the time the computer's operating system took to reload
  • The files are stored locally, so that whenever you access a Web site that you have accessed previously, the browser doesn't have to reload the entire page; it simply reads it from the cache.
  • —Terrance A. Rooney
c : to put a renewed supply of funds or resources into an account
  • However, the new tickets can not be reloaded with credit like a standard smartcard.
  • —Benedict Brook

reloadable

play \(ˌ)rē-ˈlō-də-bəl\ adjective
    • a reloadable gift card

First Known Use of reload

1620

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