verb (used with object), laded, laden or laded, lading.
to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load.
to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive): laden with many responsibilities.
to fill or cover abundantly (used chiefly in the passive): trees laden with fruit; a man laden with honors.
to lift or throw in or out, as a fluid, with a ladle or other utensil.
verb (used without object), laded, laden or laded, lading.
to take on a load.
to lade a liquid.

before 900; Middle English laden, Old English hladan to load, draw up (water); cognate with Dutch laden, German laden, Old Norse hlatha to load. Cf. ladle

lader, noun Unabridged
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lade1 (leɪd)
vb (and foll by with) (and foll by with) , lades, lading, laded, laden, laded
1.  to put cargo or freight on board (a ship, etc) or (of a ship, etc) to take on cargo or freight
2.  to burden or oppress
3.  to fill or load
4.  to remove (liquid) with or as if with a ladle
[Old English hladen to load; related to Dutch laden]

lade2 (led, leɪd)
(Scot) a watercourse, esp a millstream
[of uncertain origin]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. hladan (past tense hlod, pp. gehladen) "to load, heap" (the general Gmc. sense), also "to draw water" (a meaning peculiar to Eng.), from P.Gmc. *khlad- (cf. O.N. hlaða, O.Fris. hlada, O.H.G. hladen, Ger. laden), from PIE *klat- (cf. Lith. kloti "to spread," O.C.S. klado "to set, place").
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