lade

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English hladan, akin to Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌰𐌸𐌰𐌽 (hlaþan), Old Norse hlaða (whence Danish lade, a barn).

Verb[edit]

lade (third-person singular simple present lades, present participle lading, simple past laded, past participle laden or laded)

  1. To fill or load (related to cargo or a shipment).
    • Bible, Genesis xlii. 26
      And they laded their asses with the corn.
  2. To weigh down, oppress, or burden.
  3. To use a ladle or dipper to remove something (generally water).
    to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern
    • Shakespeare
      And chides the sea that sunders him from thence, / Saying, he'll lade it dry to have his way.
  4. To transfer (molten glass) from the pot to the forming table, in making plate glass.
  5. (nautical) To admit water by leakage.
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Etymology 2[edit]

English dialect, a ditch or drain. Compare lode, lead to conduct.

Noun[edit]

lade (plural lades)

  1. (UK, dialect, obsolete) The mouth of a river.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Gibson to this entry?)
  2. (UK, dialect, obsolete) A passage for water; a ditch or drain.
  3. (Scotland) Water pumped into and out of mills, especially woolen mills.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hlaða f.

Noun[edit]

lade c (singular definite laden, plural indefinite lader)

  1. (agriculture) barn (building)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse láta.

Verb[edit]

lade (imperative lad, present tense lader, past tense lod, past participle ladet or ladt)

  1. let (to allow)
  2. leave (to transfer responsibility or attention)
  3. have (cause to, by command or request)
  4. have (cause to be)
  5. make (force to do)
  6. pretend
  7. seem, appear

Usage notes[edit]

In case of lade vandet (urinate), past tense is ladede.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse hlaða.

Verb[edit]

lade (imperative lad, present tense lader, past tense ladede, past participle ladet)

  1. load
  2. charge

Usage notes[edit]

In relation to guns, the past participle is ladt.


Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lade (“little box”). Cognate with Old Norse hlaða “barn”. These words belong to the word group of Dutch laden, English load etc.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lade f (plural laden, diminutive laatje n)

  1. (dated) Alternative form of la.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Verb[edit]

lade

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of laden

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German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

lade

  1. First-person singular present of laden.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of laden.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of laden.
  4. Imperative singular of laden.

Norwegian[edit]

Verb[edit]

å lade

  1. (electricity) To charge
  2. To load (a weapon)

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lade

  1. past tense of lägga.