re·​load | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈlōd How to pronounce reload (audio) \
reloaded; reloading

Definition of reload

verb, transitive + intransitive

: 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

Other Words from reload

reloadable \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈlō-​də-​bəl How to pronounce reloadable (audio) \ adjective
a reloadable gift card

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of reload

: to put bullets, film, etc., into something (such as a gun or camera) again
: to put data into a computer's memory again

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