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From re- +‎ load.


  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɹiːˈləʊd/
  • (file)
  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈɹiːləʊd/
  • (file)


reload (third-person singular simple present reloads, present participle reloading, simple past and past participle reloaded)

  1. To load (something) again.
    • 2011, Rebekah Modrak, Bill Anthes, Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice:
      If you need to reload film, the cassette can be rewound slightly by turning the hub located on one end of its spool.
    • 2021 July 14, “Modern Images”, in RAIL, number 935, page 37, photo caption:
      The train has only a short distance left to its destination at Swinden Quarry, where the wagons will be reloaded.
    1. (computing) To refresh a copy of a program etc. in memory or of a web page etc. on screen
    2. (firearms) To load a gun again; or recharge a used cartridge.
    3. (music) To replay music in a DJ set.
      • 2013 February 15, “Reload” (track 3), in The Ascent[1], performed by Wiley, Ms D, and Chip:
        We're gonna make the stars come out tonight. So why don't you reload,reload, re reload the music?
      • 2016 March 4, “3 Wheel-Ups” (track 4), in Made in the Manor[2], performed by Kano (British musician),Giggs (rapper),Wiley (musician):
        [Verse 2:Kano]: [] Mad, reload ting. Pop, pop, pop that's a reload ting. And when I say "It's Kano in the house", everybody knows that's a reload ting.

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reload (plural reloads)

  1. The process by which something is reloaded.
    Each reload of the weapon took about 30 seconds.
  2. (firearms) An ammunition cartridge prepared from previously fired ammunition.
  3. (music) A repeated track on a DJ set.

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