bearing or having a load; full: a loaded bus.
containing ammunition or an explosive charge: a loaded rifle.
(of a word, statement, or argument) charged with emotional or associative significance that hinders rational or unprejudiced consideration of the terms involved in a discourse.
having a great deal of money; rich.
under the influence of alcohol; drunk; intoxicated.
under the influence of drugs.
(of dice) fraudulently weighted so as to increase the chances of certain combinations to appear face up when the dice are thrown.
(of a product, building, etc.) including many extra features, accessories, luxuries, or the like: The new model sports car is loaded—air conditioning, a tape deck, real leather seats are all included.
loaded for bear, Informal. bear2 ( def 11 ).

1655–65; 1940–45 for def 4; load + -ed2

well-loaded, adjective
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loaded (ˈləʊdɪd)
1.  carrying a load
2.  (of dice, a roulette wheel, etc) weighted or otherwise biased
3.  (of a question or statement) containing a hidden trap or implication
4.  charged with ammunition
5.  (of concrete) containing heavy metals, esp iron or lead, for use in making radiation shields
6.  slang wealthy
7.  slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) (postpositive)
 a.  drunk
 b.  drugged; influenced by drugs

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"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," early 13c., from O.E. lad "way, course, carrying," from P.Gmc. *laido (cf. O.H.G. leita, Ger. leite, O.N. leið "way, course"); related to O.E. lædan "to guide" (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 (see lode). Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from late 14c. 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" is attested from c.1600. The verb is from 1495; of firearms from 1620s. To take one's load "drink one's fill" is from 1590s; hence slang loaded "drunk" (1886). In the sense of "rich," loaded is attested from 1910. Phrase take a load off one's feet "sit down, relax" is from 1945. Get a load of "take a look at" is Amer.Eng. colloquial, attested from 1929.
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Medical Dictionary

load (lōd)
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.

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load   (lōd)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The resistance, weight, or power drain sustained by a machine or electrical circuit. Compare effort.

  2. The power output of a generator or power plant.

  3. The amount of a pathogen or toxic substance present in an organism.

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