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

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More