Setting his load down on top of the hive next to him, Adrian replaced the cover on the first hive.
They would only be a burden to load down and impede the courage and energy of the rest.
Set the load down, Eva, and let me see if your eyes are as blue as ever.
The captain told him to wheel a load down the plank, cry Under!
Then he tumbled his load down the shute into the cow stable and leaned on his fork to indulge in some sadly-needed self-criticism.
We will mark the spot,” said the doctor, “and on our way back carry a load down to Mrs Rumbelow to preserve.
Nearly opposite the village, their horse fell with his load down a steep cliff into the river, across which he swam.
The language is elegant and concise, free from the redundancies that so often load down Hawaiian compositions.
Further on, a camel in the crush was pushed over the edge and fell with his load down the ravine.
They had now obtained furs enough to load down all the horses and mules at their disposal.
"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," c.1200, from Old English lad "way, course, carrying," from Proto-Germanic *laitho (cf. Old High German leita, German leite, Old Norse leið "way, course"); related to Old English lædan "to guide," from PIE *leit- "to go forth" (see lead (v.)). Sense shifted 13c. to supplant words based on lade, to which it is not etymologically connected; original association with "guide" is preserved in lodestone. Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from c.1300.
Figurative sense of "burden weighing on the mind, heart, or soul" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "amount of work" is from 1946. Colloquial loads "lots, heaps" is attested from c.1600. Phrase take a load off (one's) feet "sit down, relax" is from 1914, American English. Get a load of "take a look at" is American English colloquial, attested from 1929.
A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat. A positive load is a quantity in excess of the normal; a negative load is a deficit.