load-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: a weight or pressure exerted on something

Commentary: LOAD[+force][+weight][+to_bear]

These beams are strong enough to support the load of the ceiling.
High blood pressure increases the load on the heart.
What is the maximum load this bridge can support? (how much weight)
The load of debt was hurting the nation's economy. (metaphoric extension, figurative financial 'weight')

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a collection of transported material, e.g., cargo

Commentary: LOAD[+collection][+of_material][+transported]

The farmer set down the heavy load of hay he was carrying on his back.
The truck dumped a load of gravel into the driveway.
Mary carried three loads of washing out to the clothesline.
The stream deposited a load of rocks and sand in the gully.
Each missile carries a load of two explosives carried in the nose of the rocket.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 8

Sense Number 3: a worry or concern

Commentary: LOAD[+state][+mental][+worry]

It was a load off John's mind when his son finally graduated from college.
She invited Mary to come over, have a glass of wine and take a load off . (relax, be free of concerns)
This project has been an obsessive load on Bob's mind.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 4: a temporal amount of activity or work

Commentary: LOAD[+quantity][+temporal][+activity][+work]
NOTE: implies an amount of time spent pursuing a given activity, can be a little or a lot

The professor has a light teaching load this semester.
Mary's work load has become overwhelming with managing three projects at once.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 5: approximate quantity - lots of

Commentary: LOAD[+quantity][+approximate][+lots]
NOTE: always means a large quantity

We had loads of fun at John's party last night.
I've never heard such a load of garbage in my life!
Many consumers are servicing loads of credit card debt.
She spends loads on clothing and makeup.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3a

Sense Number 6: power output of a generator

Commentary: LOAD[+quantity][+output][+power][+of_generator] [+force][+power][+electrical]

How much load can the grid support during peak hours?
This wiring ensures that the load will be balanced across circuits in the home.
The circuit popped when the load became too large.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: a device which receives electrical current

Commentary: LOAD[+entity][+artifact][+device][+receiver][+of_current][+electrical]

He has invented a switchable load for testing integrated circuits.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 8: amount of alcohol needed for intoxication

Commentary: LOAD[+quantity][+alcohol][+for_intoxication]

The men got a load on at the local bar and started a brawl.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4