Definition of reload in US English:

reload

verb

[with object]
  • Load (something, especially a gun that has been fired) again.

    ‘he reloaded the chamber of the shotgun with fresh cartridges’
    no object ‘Charlie reloaded and took aim’
    • ‘He hitched up his gunbelt, checked the Colt in his shoulder holster, and reloaded his carbine.’
    • ‘In a moment's time, he was in front of it, hopping off his stolen bike and reloading his pistol.’
    • ‘Watching his own hands carefully, he reloaded the revolver, looking at the empty shells now at his feet.’
    • ‘The lone gunman ducked down, reloading his gun.’
    • ‘A third, after the gun was reloaded, hit him in the head.’
    • ‘He reloaded his shotgun, and counted the barrels in his jacket pocket.’
    • ‘He tossed Deputy Jones the magnum and reloaded the shotgun.’
    • ‘I especially enjoy the sound made when reloading the shotgun.’
    • ‘His army at the same time reloaded their guns, then rest them on their shoulders.’
    • ‘On the steps of the police station Andrew frantically reloaded his gun, jamming more bullets into the circular chamber.’
    • ‘Jason quickly picked up ammo from his dead enemy and reloaded his gun.’
    • ‘He told the court his friend told him to reload the gun, and he did so with ammunition from the other man's pocket.’
    • ‘He stood, on the main deck of his ship watching as the men prepared their ammunition, and reloaded the cannons.’
    • ‘Slotting the capsule into the pistol, she reloaded the pistol with bullets.’
    • ‘The man looked up at Sara while reloading his revolver with practiced efficiency.’
    • ‘The German fighters were also limited in that they could not reload their guns if they ran out of ammunition while over Kent etc.’
    • ‘An evil grin hitched his mouth up slightly and he reloaded his pistols.’
    • ‘I looked at Greene who was currently reloading his rifle.’
    • ‘That's some weaponry they have, he thought as he reloaded his extra gun.’
    • ‘He reloaded his shotgun to fire the second shot, which hit Ward in the back as he tried to run away.’
    refill, top up, fill up, replenish, recharge, resupply
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Pronunciation

reload

/rēˈlōd//riˈloʊd/