Definition of loaded in English:

loaded

adjective

  • 1Carrying or bearing a load, especially a large one.

    ‘a heavily loaded freight train’
    • ‘There was no lunch lady to pay for my food, so, after picking out a plastic fork and spoon, I walked straight out of the narrow food room with my loaded tray.’
    • ‘It came back to normal, but not before a passing waiter dropped his loaded tray in shock.’
    • ‘I must have been daydreaming about it when I accidentally dropped a loaded tray crowded with entrées of pork tenderloin and pasta Alfredo.’
    • ‘The door swung open to admit Helga, a buxom barmaid bearing a loaded tray.’
    • ‘A loaded logging truck carries anywhere from 45 to 100 cubic metres of wood.’
    • ‘She was carrying a loaded backpack, which she easily slipped on over her shoulders.’
    • ‘Ore was brought down, and both the men and the easily loaded freight traveled up in buckets suspended from their wire rope cables.’
    • ‘When a person carries a loaded backpack, the pack too moves up and down the same distance at the same time.’
    • ‘Empty and loaded coal trains dominate the traffic that pass through Dutch since it is located on the northwest corner of the Powder River Basin.’
    • ‘I took up my loaded tray and sat down at an empty table.’
    • ‘No one was injured in a dramatic truck-train collision in La Broquerie late Friday afternoon in which a speeding train slammed into a loaded grain truck.’
    • ‘A fully loaded aircraft is capable of backing up a 2% gradient slope using the directed flow thrust reversers.’
    • ‘Five minutes after we are off the tracks comes a loaded freight train rolling at a solid clip.’
    • ‘Bob turned, pointed towards my table, picked up a loaded plastic tray and followed her over.’
    • ‘Pretty soon her three loaded bags became heavy.’
    • ‘Just then, Mother was carrying a loaded platter of pancakes to the table.’
    • ‘Joan sighed, not really sure why she was so cranky today, and heaved their loaded shopping cart toward the refrigerated dairy section.’
    • ‘Showing that she could flounce significantly faster than she could take dictation, the waitress appeared with a loaded tray.’
    • ‘Unit Coal trains - both loaded and empty - will operate normally over the Thanksgiving holiday.’
    • ‘A nurturer by nature, Olivia parked him in the most comfortable chair in the parlour and disappeared to the kitchen, reappearing several minutes later with a loaded tea tray in her hands.’
    full, filled, laden, packed, burdened, stuffed, crammed, brimming, freighted, stacked
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    1. 1.1 (of a firearm) charged with ammunition.
      ‘a loaded gun’
      • ‘The common purpose is a willingness to indulge in an unlawful and dangerous act involving at least the presentation of a loaded firearm.’
      • ‘Both men were charged with first degree murder, carrying and discharging a loaded weapon in public.’
      • ‘Give an unloaded firearm the same respect you would give a loaded firearm.’
      • ‘He chose to go out with a loaded weapon and carry out a criminal act of armed robbery.’
      • ‘The only sure way is to have a gun on one's person at all times or a loaded firearm within very easy reach no matter where one happens to be.’
      • ‘She had never held a loaded firearm before and, although Carl had shown her how to load, prime and fire the weapon, she doubted she would actually be able to use it should the need arise.’
      • ‘According to the NRA, the best form of personal protection is to be in possession of a loaded firearm at all times.’
      • ‘However, for those of you serious about taking your arm development even further, the use of an supplement may be the edge you need to turn your guns into loaded cannons.’
      • ‘Its clamshell design means an officer can lock up a loaded firearm.’
      • ‘But the interesting thing, Jan, is that this is a state where you are allowed to carry a loaded and concealed weapon.’
      • ‘They found a small quantity of cannabis in a bedroom before discovering £8,000, crack cocaine, the shotgun and a loaded pistol in the cellar.’
      • ‘Dropping a loaded firearm is not so much a gross violation of gun etiquette as it is an invitation to a lawsuit.’
      • ‘They were charged with theft and illegal possession of loaded firearms within city limits.’
      • ‘The robbers responsible for the York Art Gallery raid last year were armed with a loaded shotgun and a loaded handgun.’
      • ‘That goes double, or maybe to the power of 10, when you have a loaded firearm in your hand.’
      • ‘Never step over fences, jump ditches, or make other awkward or unbalanced moves while holding a loaded firearm.’
      • ‘As they started to remove the body, a loaded firearm fell from under a towel that was on the lap of the deceased.’
      • ‘Each of the strong men is licensed to carry a loaded side arm and they do at all times.’
      • ‘The 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot in 1994 by a friend who was playing with a loaded firearm he had found unsecured.’
      • ‘They had attacked a group of Enemy soldiers without authorization, and threatened their guardians with a loaded firearm.’
      primed, charged, armed, filled, containing ammunition, ready to fire, ready for use
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    2. 1.2informal predicative Having a lot of money; wealthy.
      ‘she doesn't really have to work—they're loaded’
      • ‘They have allowed private builders to flout all laws and build for the rich and the loaded.’
      • ‘We join in on keeping the people poor and Western companies loaded with money.’
    3. 1.3North American informal predicative Drunk.
      ‘it's Friday night, and we want to get loaded’
      • ‘The chicks that work there are hot and friendly, and you can get loaded with little cash.’
      • ‘That night, Jeff was a bit more loaded than usual.’
      intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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    4. 1.4North American informal (of a car) equipped with many optional extras; deluxe.
      ‘1989 Ford 250 LXT: low miles, loaded’
      • ‘And you shouldn't feel sticker shock as if you were purchasing a fully loaded Ferrari, remember that iSCSI is affordable.’
  • 2Weighted or biased towards a particular outcome.

    ‘a trick like the one with the loaded dice’
    • ‘Roll the extremely loaded dice and collect your winnings by the million.’
    • ‘There is little point in staking lives on a loaded die.’
    • ‘It's kind of like nature's rolling the dice and now we have loaded dice due to global warming.’
    • ‘Could it be our plucky lads were actually playing with loaded dice?’
    • ‘In other words, half those elections faced loaded dice against any Northern Democrats.’
    • ‘The need for a cultural relativistic point of view has become apparent because of the realization that there is no way to play this game of making judgments across cultures except with loaded dice.’
    • ‘How do the conmen work-sleight of hand; marked cards; switched or loaded dice, it's all here.’
    • ‘It's as if ALP members accept the underlying premise of the Commission rather than view it as a set of loaded dice.’
    • ‘A factory was discovered where loaded dice and marked cards were produced and a school for safecrackers was uncovered.’
    • ‘Playing against loaded dice and marked cards, the drunken soldier was easy pickings.’
    • ‘Yet it is very difficult to win when playing with a loaded dice.’
    • ‘The last-named option should appeal to those who are opposed to playing politics with loaded dice.’
    • ‘The situation is analogous to rolling loaded dice: one could, if one was so inclined, construct a set of dice where sixes occur twice as often as normal.’
    • ‘Then, when the Rock spots loaded dice at the craps table, he takes matters into his own hands, taking out the casino's Keystone Kops by himself.’
    • ‘The casino also cheats, using loaded dice, and when Vaughn spots this the casino security beat him up and leave him for dead.’
    • ‘But when he sees a dealer using loaded dice, he can't ignore it.’
    biased, rigged, fixed
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    1. 2.1 (of a word, statement, or question) charged with an underlying meaning or implication.
      ‘avoid politically loaded terms like ‘nation’’
      ‘‘Anything else?’ It was a loaded question and Kelly knew it’
      • ‘It's the most loaded word in art, setting the public flocking to galleries and lighting up dollar signs in the eyes of any under-funded gallery director.’
      • ‘True, there are limitations in the survey method - a small collection of questions, often with loaded wording, with a small number of possible answers.’
      • ‘I'm writing about another loaded word, one which people throw around on campus to stereotype, dismiss, and degrade their fellow students.’
      • ‘I laughed at Jody for asking such a loaded question.’
      • ‘She preferred the less functional and more loaded word ‘caring’.’
      • ‘We call this a loaded question in my critical thinking classes.’
      • ‘I haven't read the work in question, but this seems like a respectful way to talk about an emotionally loaded word, and how it got that way.’
      • ‘I do think that his intention (‘agenda’ is such a loaded word) is distinguishable from the straightforward racists.’
      • ‘Brad used a loaded statement to make a flippant response.’
      • ‘When an album's title is this loaded, and its liner notes promise a unifying concept, the lyrics had better follow through, and here they don't.’
      • ‘The answer would be significantly different to the one given in response to the Department's loaded question.’
      • ‘Those are all loaded words, Connie - maverick and ostracize.’
      • ‘If you ask a loaded question you get the answer you want, but your deduction from it may be unsound.’
      • ‘The loaded language is quite amusing, especially given that anyone can look at the response for themselves and see that it's entirely unwarranted.’
      • ‘If you don't give an answer to a loaded question but instead protest its loading, sometimes you are accused of dodging it.’
      • ‘Well, that's a loaded question you have right there.’
      • ‘Avoid making loaded statements or using words as weapons: ‘What a stupid thing to do!’’
      • ‘Leading or loaded questions are ones that appear to lead the respondent in a particular direction.’
      • ‘I pose a loaded question: Is he disillusioned that the industry has become more about pitches and trailers than the film itself?’
      • ‘But when a girl asks you a loaded question of this kind, it's only natural to respond in like manner.’
      charged, meaningful, pregnant
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Phrases

  • loaded for bear

    • informal Fully prepared for any eventuality, especially a confrontation or challenge.

      ‘as my ancestors were wont to say, watch out, John Bull, I'm loaded for bear!’
      • ‘Expedition No 2 sees the intrepid trio bound for the Congo after Goliath Tigerfish, loaded for bear.’
      • ‘With Garciaparra expected back later this month and Martinez apparently over his usual midseason health scare, the Sox could be loaded for bear like never before in the second half of the season.’
      • ‘Loge, of Brentwood, Calif., has gone to the late rounds at just about every event he's attended and is loaded for bear.’
      • ‘Now, additionally armed with the Sony DSC-T1 pocket camera, I'm 5 megapixels across the board and loaded for bear.’
      • ‘For Lehman, the Pike staff ‘came in loaded for bear.’’
      • ‘There stumbled a miner fresh from the creeks, dog-dirty, and loaded for bear.’
      • ‘The Democrats are loaded for bear on the domestic side, and Bush better be ready.’
      • ‘No subtlety, no finesse, just 30 guys showing up, loaded for bear and ready to die.’
      • ‘It'll tell you that the 2000 Redskins were loaded for bear, that the 2001 Rams couldn't be stopped and that Michael Vick was destined to change the way the quarterback position is played.’
      • ‘I had a mid-afternoon case of the sleepies and now I'm wide-awake and loaded for bear.’
      • ‘Manucci's mouth is loaded for bear, and he manages to keep insulting and lying to them even under torture or threat of death.’
      • ‘I think it goes without question that you know that Penske is going to be loaded for bear because it's in their backyard.’
      • ‘Ashcroft went before the Commission loaded for bear.’
      • ‘Sure, several nations are now loaded for bear, but they all insist that they would never be the first to touch off a nuclear conflict.’
      • ‘We're in the midst of a major exercise and the B52's are all prepped and ready to go; loaded for bear and ready to crush an imaginary foe.’
      • ‘This was a one-squadron show so we were out in force and loaded for bear.’

Pronunciation

loaded

/ˈləʊdɪd/