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Meaning of “loaded” in the English Dictionary

"loaded" in British English

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loadedadjective

uk   /ˈləʊ.dɪd/  us   /ˈloʊ-/
  • loaded adjective (RICH)

[after verb] informal rich: He ​inherited the ​familybusiness - 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"loaded" in American English

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loadedadjective

 us   /ˈloʊ·dɪd/
  • loaded adjective (NOT FAIR)

not ​fair, esp. by being ​especiallyhelpful to one ​side and not the other, or (of a ​question) by ​intentionally using words that will ​likelyproduce a ​particularanswer: The ​questions in this ​debate were so loaded that they always got the ​answers they ​expected.
  • loaded adjective (RICH)

infml having a lot of ​money; ​rich: The ​guy never ​spends a ​dime but ​believe me, he’s loaded.
  • loaded adjective (PUT INTO)

[not gradable] (of a ​piece of ​equipment) ​filled or ​supplied with something it ​needs to make it ​work : a loaded ​gun (= one with ​bullets in it)
(Definition of loaded from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"loaded" in Business English

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loadedadjective

uk   us   /ˈləʊdɪd/
TRANSPORT carryinggoods or ​passengers: fully loaded barges/​trucks/​planes The ​lightesttrucks in the ​range are less than 3,750 ​pounds loaded ​weight.loaded with sth The ​airliner was loaded with 20,000 ​gallons of ​fuel.
(Definition of loaded from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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