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load

noun [C]
 
 
/ləʊd/
TRANSPORT an amount of goods or people transported by road, railway, or air: The total maximum load is four hundred kilograms. heavy/large/full load Heavy passenger loads put stress on the nation's aviation system. carry/deliver/transport a loada load of sth The tanker was commissioned to pick up a load of hazardous materials.
WORKPLACE the amount of work to be done by a person, an organization, or a machine: lighten/reduce a load Workers have asked whether the bank intends to lighten their load by hiring more staff.share/spread the load British manufacturing is looking to other sectors to help share the load of investing in infrastructure. heavy/light/increased load
FINANCE a charge that you pay when you buy or sell shares in an investment company
ECONOMICS, FINANCE an amount of money, usually a large amount, that a person, company, or country has to pay: debt/tax load A ruling by the European Union lightened the tax load on investors buying gold.
→  See also back-end load , caseload , deadweight , front-end load , Full Container Load , less-than-container load , load factor , payload , sales load , workload
(Definition of load noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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