Load is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. Released on June 1, 1996 through Elektra Records, it sold 680,000 units in its first week and the biggest debut of 1996. Load debuted at #1 on Billboard 200. The album has sold over five million copies in United States and is certified 5x platinum by the RIAA. Four singles were released in part of the marketing campaign of the album: "Until It Sleeps", "Hero of the Day", "Mama Said", and "King Nothing".

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  1. A burden; a weight to be carried.
    I struggled up the hill with the heavy load in my rucksack.
  2. A worry or concern to be endured, especially in the phrase a load off one's mind.
  3. A certain number of articles or quantity of material that can be transported or processed at one time.
    The truck overturned while carrying a full load of oil.
    She put another load of clothes in the washing machine.
  4. A large number or amount.
    I got loads of presents for my birthday!
    I got a load of emails about that.
  5. The volume of work required to be performed.
    Will our web servers be able to cope with that load?
  6. The force exerted on a structural component such as a beam, girder, cable etc.
    Each of the cross-members must withstand a tensile load of 1,000 newtons.
  7. The electrical current or power delivered by a device.
    I'm worried that the load on that transformer will be too high.
  8. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
  9. Any component that draws current or power from an electrical circuit.
    Connect a second 24 ohm load across the power supply's output terminals.
  10. A unit of measure, often equivalent to the capacity of a waggon, but later becoming more specific measures of weight.
  11. A very small explosive inserted as a gag into a cigarette or cigar.
  12. The charge of powder for a firearm.
  13. Weight or violence of blows.
  14. The semen of an ejaculation.


  1. To put a load on or in (a means of conveyance or a place of storage).
    The dock workers refused to load the ship.
  2. To place in or on a conveyance or a place of storage.
    The longshoremen loaded the cargo quickly.
    He loaded his stuff into his storage locker.
  3. To put a load on something.
    The truck was supposed to leave at dawn, but in fact we spent all morning loading.
  4. To receive a load.
    ''The truck is designed to load easily.
  5. To be placed into storage or conveyance.
    The containers load quickly and easily.
  6. To fill (a firearm or artillery) with munition.
    I pulled the trigger, but nothing happened. I had forgotten to load the gun.
  7. To insert (an item or items) into an apparatus so as to ready it for operation, such as a reel of film into a camera, sheets of paper into a printer etc.
    Now that you've loaded the film you're ready to start shooting.
  8. To fill (an apparatus) with raw material.
    The workers loaded the blast furnace with coke and ore.
  9. To be put into use in an apparatus.
    The cartridge was designed to load easily.
  10. To read (data or a program) from a storage medium into computer memory.
    Click OK to load the selected data.
  11. To transfer from a storage medium into computer memory.
    This program takes an age to load.
  12. To put runners on first, second and third bases
    He walks to load the bases.
  13. To tamper with so as to produce a biased outcome.
    You can load the dice in your favour by researching the company before your interview.
    The wording of the ballot paper loaded the vote in favour of the Conservative candidate.
  14. To ask or adapt a question so that it will be more likely to be answered in a certain way.
  15. To encumber with something negative.
    The new owners had loaded the company with debt.
  16. To place as an encumbrance.
    The new owners loaded debt on the company.
  17. To provide in abundance.
    He loaded his system with carbs before the marathon.
    He loaded carbs into his system before the marathon.

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