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Dictionary Definition

loaded adj
1 filled with a great quantity; "a tray loaded with dishes"; "table laden with food"; "`ladened' is not current usage" [syn: laden, ladened]
2 (of weapons) charged with ammunition; "a loaded gun" [ant: unloaded]
3 (of statements or questions) charged with associative significance and often meant to mislead or influence; "a loaded question"
4 having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value; "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations" [syn: affluent, flush, moneyed, wealthy]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Burdened by some heavy load.
    Let's leave the TV; the car is loaded already.
  2. In the context of "of a projectile weapon": Charged with ammunition.
    No funny business; this heater's loaded!
  3. Possessing great wealth.
    He sold his business a couple of years ago and is just loaded.
  4. Drunk.
    By the end of the evening, the guests at the wedding reception were really loaded.
  5. Pertaining to a situation where there is a runner at each of the three bases.
    It's bottom of the ninth, the bases are loaded and there are two outs.
  6. In the context of "gaming": Of a die or dice, biased to produce predictable throws.
    He was playing with loaded dice and won a fortune.
  7. In the context of "of a question": Designed to produce a predictable answer, or to lay a trap.
    That interviewer is tricky; he asks loaded questions.
  8. In the context of "of a word or phrase": Having strong connotations that colour the literal meaning and are likely to provoke an emotional response. Sometimes used loosely to describe a word that simply has many different meanings.
    "Ignorant" is a loaded word, often implying lack of intelligence rather than just lack of knowledge.
  9. In the context of "of an item offered for sale, especially an automobile": Equipped with numerous options; deluxe.
    She went all out; her new car is loaded.

Related terms


burdened by load
charged with ammunition
having wealth
Designed to produce a predictable answer, or to lay a trap

Extensive Definition

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See also

loaded in Swedish: Loaded

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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