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lading

[ley-ding] /ˈleɪ dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of lading.
2.
that with which something is laden; load; freight; cargo.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; lade + -ing1

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
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
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Examples from the web for lading
  • Each carries its own kind of header, known as a bill of lading, which identifies its contents and owner and directs its progress.
  • Here's no knavery, to bring my master to buy a ship worth the lading of two or three hundred thousand pounds.
  • Bills of lading rank with bills of exchange and checks as commercial instruments.
  • The order form should tell the supplier to put the purchase order number on the invoice and bill of lading.
  • Verify that the addressee is shown on the label and the number of cartons is shown on the bill of lading.
  • The bill of lading is the contract between you and your mover.
  • The bill of lading is a contract between you and the mover and a receipt of your belongings.
British Dictionary definitions for lading

lading

/ˈleɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a load; cargo; freight

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 lading
n.

"act of loading a boat," early 15c., verbal noun from lade (v.).

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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