Meaning of “laden” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “laden” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"laden" in American English

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us /ˈleɪ·dən/

carrying or holding a lot of something:

a table laden with food

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"laden" in Business English

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uk /ˈleɪdən/ us

TRANSPORT carrying something:

laden with sth a truck laden with timber
When fully laden with pallets, the vehicles will be at exactly the right height for the unloading docks.

having a lot of something, especially something unpleasant such as debt:

The banks are laden with bad loans.
The Nasdaq index is heavily laden with technology stocks.

used in adjectives to show that something has or is carrying a lot of something:

debt-laden banks
They were accused of driving waste-laden trucks with no cover over them.
laden in bulk

TRANSPORT a ship that is laden in bulk is carrying goods loose, not in containers (= very large metal boxes)

(Definition of “laden” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)