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lade

[leyd] /leɪd/
verb (used with object), laded, laden or laded, lading.
1.
to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load.
2.
to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive):
laden with many responsibilities.
3.
to fill or cover abundantly (used chiefly in the passive):
trees laden with fruit; a man laden with honors.
4.
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.
5.
to take on a load.
6.
to lade a liquid.
Origin of lade
900
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
Related forms
lader, noun
Can be confused
lade, laid.
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Examples from the Web for lades
Historical Examples
  • When we had regained our places the lades were round the curve of the hill and out of sight.

    Rodney Stone Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Now Carver thinks he lades the whole county, and ten mile round—but who is it lades him, I want to know?

  • One man builds the hull, another rigs her, a third lades and sails her.

  • He expects a small present from every commander that lades salt here; and is glad to be invited aboard their ships.

    A Voyage to New Holland William Dampier
British Dictionary definitions for lades

lade1

/leɪd/
verb lades, lading, laded, laden (ˈleɪdən), laded
1.
to put cargo or freight on board (a ship, etc) or (of a ship, etc) to take on cargo or freight
2.
(transitive; usually passive) and foll by with. to burden or oppress
3.
(transitive; usually passive) and foll by with. to fill or load
4.
to remove (liquid) with or as if with a ladle
Derived Forms
lader, noun
Word Origin
Old English hladen to load; related to Dutch laden

lade2

/led; leɪd/
noun
1.
(Scot) a watercourse, esp a millstream
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for lades

lade

v.

Old English hladan (past tense hlod, past participle gehladen) "to load, heap" (the general Germanic sense), also "to draw water" (a meaning peculiar to English), from Proto-Germanic *khlad- (cf. Old Norse hlaða, Old Saxon hladan, Middle Dutch and Dutch laden, Old Frisian hlada "to load," Old High German hladen, German laden), from PIE *kla- "to spread out flat" (cf. Lithuanian kloti "to spread," Old Church Slavonic klado "to set, place").

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