verb (-laded; -laded or unladen; -lading) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to take the load or cargo from 2. discharge, unload intransitive verb to discharge cargo

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  • Unlade — Un*lade v. t. [1st un + lade.] 1. To take the load from; to take out the cargo of; as, to unlade a ship or a wagon. [1913 Webster] The venturous merchant . . . Shall here unlade him and depart no more. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To unload; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unlade — [unlād′] vt., vi. unladed, unladed or unladen, unlading 1. to unload (a ship, etc.) 2. to discharge (a cargo, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • unlade — /un layd /, v., unladed, unlading. v.t. 1. to take the lading, load, or cargo from; unload. 2. to discharge (a load or cargo). v.i. 3. to discharge a load or cargo. [1350 1400; ME unladen. See UN 2, LADE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unlade — verb a) To unload. b) To disburden; take the burden from; relieve …   Wiktionary

  • unlade — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To remove the cargo or load from: disburden, discharge, dump, unload. See PUT IN …   English dictionary for students

  • unlade — [ʌn leɪd] verb archaic unload (a ship or cargo) …   English new terms dictionary

  • unlade — v. a. 1. Unload, take out the cargo of. 2. Discharge, unload, remove …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unlade — un·lade …   English syllables

  • unlade — un•lade [[t]ʌnˈleɪd[/t]] v. lad•ed, lad•ing 1) bus to take the lading, load, or cargo from; unload 2) bus to discharge (a load or cargo) 3) bus to discharge a load or cargo • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • unlade — [c]/ʌnˈleɪd/ (say un layd) verb (unladed, unlading) –verb (t) 1. to take the lading, load, or cargo from; unload. 2. to discharge (the load or cargo). –verb (i) 3. to discharge the load or cargo. {un 2 + lade} …   Australian English dictionary

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