live load
noun Date: 1866 the load to which a structure is subjected in addition to its own weight

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  • Live load — Live Live (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive}, {Life}.] 1. Having life; alive; living; not dead. [1913 Webster] If one man s ox hurt another s, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. Ex. xxi. 35 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • live load — n. Engineering any load not constant in its application, as moving traffic, which a bridge or other structure carries in addition to its own weight: opposed to DEAD LOAD …   English World dictionary

  • live load — noun a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic • Syn: ↑superload • Hypernyms: ↑load, ↑loading, ↑burden * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • live load — noun Temporary load that the roof structure must be designed to support, as required by governing building codes. Live loads are generally moving and/or dynamic or environmental, (e.g., people, installation equipment, snow, ice or rain, etc.) …   Wiktionary

  • live load — /luyv/. Engin. See under load (def. 11). [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • live load — /laɪv ˈloʊd/ (say luyv lohd) noun a load that is applied temporarily, as the weight of a train passing over a bridge …   Australian English dictionary

  • live load — noun the weight of people or goods in a structure or vehicle …   English new terms dictionary

  • Live — (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive}, {Life}.] 1. Having life; alive; living; not dead. [1913 Webster] If one man s ox hurt another s, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. Ex. xxi. 35. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Live birth — Live Live (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive}, {Life}.] 1. Having life; alive; living; not dead. [1913 Webster] If one man s ox hurt another s, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. Ex. xxi. 35 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Live box — Live Live (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive}, {Life}.] 1. Having life; alive; living; not dead. [1913 Webster] If one man s ox hurt another s, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. Ex. xxi. 35 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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