Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “loaded”

See all translations

loaded

adjective uk   /ˈləʊ.dɪd/ us    /ˈloʊ-/

loaded adjective (FULL)

A loaded gun has bullets in it: It's dangerous to leave a loaded gun lying around.

loaded adjective (NOT FAIR)

not fair, especially by being helpful to one person instead of another: It seems that the report is loaded in favour of the developers.loaded question a question that has particular words chosen to suggest the answer that is wanted: A survey should avoid asking loaded questions.

loaded adjective (RICH)

[after verb] informal rich: He inherited the family business - he must be loaded!

loaded adjective (DRUNK)

[after verb] mainly US slang drunk: What a party - everyone was loaded!
(Definition of loaded from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of loaded?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “loaded” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More