Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of loading.
  • n. Cargo; freight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action of loading.
  • n. Shipment, cargo, freight.
  • v. Present participle of lade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of loading.
  • n. That which lades or constitutes a load or cargo; freight; burden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of loading.
  • n. That which constitutes a load or cargo; freight; burden: as, the lading of a ship.
  • n. In glass-making, the transfer of the glass into the cuvettes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. goods carried by a large vehicle

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Examples

  • [Yet] we put the vast business of a custom house in the hands of a flathead who does not know a bill of lading from a transit of Venus [laughter and a pause] — never having heard of either of them before, [and entrusted the Treasury Department to] an ignorant villager who never before could wrestle with a two-weeks 'wash-bill without getting thrown.

    The Atlantic | July/August 2001 | Mark Twain's Reconstruction | Blount Jr.

  • Employees shall be required to submit the original bills of lading, or a certified copy thereof or if no bill of lading is available, other evidence showing point of origin, destination, and weight.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10196

  • If no bill of lading is required, other evidence showing point of origin, destination, and weight shall be required.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 9805

  • My efforts to prepare my companions were rendered nearly futile -- for the roaring breakers prevented our hearing one another speak, and the waves, that broke continually over our boat, obliged me to exert all my strength in lading the water out, as fast as it came in.

    III.9

  • a third stands quietly until his lading is nearly completed, and then suddenly starts and flounces until he throws every thing off, a fourth at the same interesting point stamps upon your foot, breaks away, and scampers off into the prairie, strewing the way with his burden, a fifth refuses to be loaded at all, and a sixth to stand still, be led or driven.

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • We already know that Libertarian theory doesn’t have a serious problem with the sale of humans, and whether the bill of lading is signed at birth or adulthood is an artificial distinction.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • -- Captain Huntly's bill of lading, that is to say, the document that describes the Chancellor's cargo and the conditions of transport, is couched in the following terms: Bronsfield and Co.,

    The Survivors of the Chancellor

  • The fairies of sleep are sailing in them, and the lading is their baskets full of dreams.

    The Crescent Moon

  • -- Captain Huntly's bill of lading, that is to say, the document that describes the "Chancellor's" cargo and the conditions of transport, is couched in the following terms: --

    The Survivors of the Chancellor, diary of J.R. Kazallon, passenger

  • And I stoode in doubt of that which came to passe, and would not vnlade my goods because that they were more sure in the shippe then on the land, the greatest part of the lading was the owners of the shippe, who was in Malacca, yet there were diuerse marchants there, but their goods were of small importance, all those marchants tolde me that they would not vnlade any of their goods there, vnlesse I would vnlade first, yet after they left my counsell and followed their owne, and put their goods a lande and lost euery whit.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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