Definition of loaded in English:



  • 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 took up my loaded tray and sat down at an empty table.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Showing that she could flounce significantly faster than she could take dictation, the waitress appeared with a loaded tray.’
    • ‘I must have been daydreaming about it when I accidentally dropped a loaded tray crowded with entrées of pork tenderloin and pasta Alfredo.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Just then, Mother was carrying a loaded platter of pancakes to the table.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The door swung open to admit Helga, a buxom barmaid bearing a loaded tray.’
    • ‘She was carrying a loaded backpack, which she easily slipped on over her shoulders.’
    • ‘Unit Coal trains - both loaded and empty - will operate normally over the Thanksgiving holiday.’
    • ‘Pretty soon her three loaded bags became heavy.’
    • ‘Ore was brought down, and both the men and the easily loaded freight traveled up in buckets suspended from their wire rope cables.’
    • ‘Bob turned, pointed towards my table, picked up a loaded plastic tray and followed her over.’
    • ‘When a person carries a loaded backpack, the pack too moves up and down the same distance at the same time.’
    • ‘Five minutes after we are off the tracks comes a loaded freight train rolling at a solid clip.’
    • ‘A fully loaded aircraft is capable of backing up a 2% gradient slope using the directed flow thrust reversers.’
    • ‘A loaded logging truck carries anywhere from 45 to 100 cubic metres of wood.’
    • ‘Joan sighed, not really sure why she was so cranky today, and heaved their loaded shopping cart toward the refrigerated dairy section.’
    full, filled, laden, packed, burdened, stuffed, crammed, brimming, freighted, stacked
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 (of a firearm) charged with ammunition.
      ‘a loaded gun’
      • ‘Give an unloaded firearm the same respect you would give a loaded firearm.’
      • ‘Dropping a loaded firearm is not so much a gross violation of gun etiquette as it is an invitation to a lawsuit.’
      • ‘Both men were charged with first degree murder, carrying and discharging a loaded weapon in public.’
      • ‘Each of the strong men is licensed to carry a loaded side arm and they do at all times.’
      • ‘The robbers responsible for the York Art Gallery raid last year were armed with a loaded shotgun and a loaded handgun.’
      • ‘The common purpose is a willingness to indulge in an unlawful and dangerous act involving at least the presentation of a loaded firearm.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He chose to go out with a loaded weapon and carry out a criminal act of armed robbery.’
      • ‘According to the NRA, the best form of personal protection is to be in possession of a loaded firearm at all times.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They had attacked a group of Enemy soldiers without authorization, and threatened their guardians with a loaded firearm.’
      • ‘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 were charged with theft and illegal possession of loaded firearms within city limits.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot in 1994 by a friend who was playing with a loaded firearm he had found unsecured.’
      • ‘As they started to remove the body, a loaded firearm fell from under a towel that was on the lap of the deceased.’
      primed, charged, armed, filled, containing ammunition, ready to fire, ready for use
      View synonyms
    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.’
      rich, wealthy, well off, well-to-do, affluent, prosperous, moneyed, cash rich, with deep pockets, of means
      View synonyms
    3. 1.3North American informal predicative Drunk.
      ‘it's Friday night, and we want to get loaded’
      • ‘That night, Jeff was a bit more loaded than usual.’
      • ‘The chicks that work there are hot and friendly, and you can get loaded with little cash.’
      intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
      drunk, drunken, inebriated, intoxicated, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
      View synonyms
    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.’
    • ‘Playing against loaded dice and marked cards, the drunken soldier was easy pickings.’
    • ‘A factory was discovered where loaded dice and marked cards were produced and a school for safecrackers was uncovered.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Could it be our plucky lads were actually playing with loaded dice?’
    • ‘There is little point in staking lives on a loaded die.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The last-named option should appeal to those who are opposed to playing politics with loaded dice.’
    • ‘But when he sees a dealer using loaded dice, he can't ignore it.’
    • ‘It's kind of like nature's rolling the dice and now we have loaded dice due to global warming.’
    • ‘How do the conmen work-sleight of hand; marked cards; switched or loaded dice, it's all here.’
    • ‘Yet it is very difficult to win when playing with a loaded dice.’
    • ‘It's as if ALP members accept the underlying premise of the Commission rather than view it as a set of loaded dice.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In other words, half those elections faced loaded dice against any Northern Democrats.’
    • ‘The casino also cheats, using loaded dice, and when Vaughn spots this the casino security beat him up and leave him for dead.’
    biased, rigged, fixed
    View synonyms
    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’
      • ‘Leading or loaded questions are ones that appear to lead the respondent in a particular direction.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘If you don't give an answer to a loaded question but instead protest its loading, sometimes you are accused of dodging it.’
      • ‘We call this a loaded question in my critical thinking classes.’
      • ‘The answer would be significantly different to the one given in response to the Department's loaded question.’
      • ‘If you ask a loaded question you get the answer you want, but your deduction from it may be unsound.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The loaded language is quite amusing, especially given that anyone can look at the response for themselves and see that it's entirely unwarranted.’
      • ‘I pose a loaded question: Is he disillusioned that the industry has become more about pitches and trailers than the film itself?’
      • ‘Brad used a loaded statement to make a flippant response.’
      • ‘Avoid making loaded statements or using words as weapons: ‘What a stupid thing to do!’’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Those are all loaded words, Connie - maverick and ostracize.’
      • ‘I laughed at Jody for asking such a loaded question.’
      • ‘I do think that his intention (‘agenda’ is such a loaded word) is distinguishable from the straightforward racists.’
      • ‘True, there are limitations in the survey method - a small collection of questions, often with loaded wording, with a small number of possible answers.’
      • ‘She preferred the less functional and more loaded word ‘caring’.’
      • ‘Well, that's a loaded question you have right there.’
      • ‘I'm writing about another loaded word, one which people throw around on campus to stereotype, dismiss, and degrade their fellow students.’
      • ‘But when a girl asks you a loaded question of this kind, it's only natural to respond in like manner.’
      charged, meaningful, pregnant
      View synonyms