Pronunciation: (lād), [key]
—v., lad•ed, lad•en or lad•ed, lad•ing.
1. to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load.
2. to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive): laden with many responsibilities.
3. to fill or cover abundantly (used chiefly in the passive): trees laden with fruit; a man laden with honors.
4. to lift or throw in or out, as a fluid, with a ladle or other utensil.
1. to take on a load.
2. to lade a liquid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.