December 2, 2011 - Word of the Day
You can use "load" as a verb or as a noun. As a verb, it's similar to "put in."
- He loaded the washing machine with dirty laundry.
- He loaded the washing machine. (When using "load," it's usually not necessary to say what was put in the machine.)
- The police officer loaded her gun with bullets.
- The police officer loaded her gun.
- Please load the dishwasher with dishes.
- Please load the dishwasher.
- Don't unload your truck here. This is not a loading zone. (unload = take out)
- They loaded up on groceries before the big snow storm hit. (load up = gather; get)
As you can tell, "load" is a very useful and easy-to-use verb.
When you use "load" as a noun, it refers to an amount:
- She has a load of laundry to do.
- There's a load of furniture in the truck.
- We've got a load of groceries in the car.
- We had loads of fun at the party. (We had a lot of fun at the party.)
You can change "load" to an adjective with an "ed" ending. In this case, the word "load" has a few additional meanings.
- The truck is loaded.
- My car is loaded with groceries.
- He carries around a loaded gun.
- They're loaded. (They have a lot of money.)
- That guy looks like he's loaded. (loaded = drunk)
A dock is a place where things are loaded or unloaded.
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