Definition of lade in English:

lade

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Archaic
  • 1 Load (a ship or other vessel)

    • ‘In any case, Banks laded the transports with the seeds of dozens of fruits, grains and vegetables.’
    1. 1.1Ship (goods) as cargo.
      • ‘Mahabir said he returned to India when the rice was shipped and brought back samples of what had been laded.’
    2. 1.2[no object](of a ship) take on cargo.

Origin

Old English hladan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German laden to load also to ladle and perhaps to lathe.

Pronunciation:

lade

/lād/