Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unload.
  • adj. Not loaded.

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

  • adj. (of weapons) not charged with ammunition

Etymologies

From unload + -ed. (Wiktionary)
From un- + loaded. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SKILLING: The term unloaded I think is a little bit of a pejorative.

    CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2002

  • He has, in short, 'unloaded' the meaning of generally to suit his argument.

    On complaining about the tide coming in

  • The sight of these poor people still sickens me today, some died as they were unloaded from the trucks, and others were stripped of their rags & pushed under showers & collapsed & died, where they lay.

    Frank Cox

  • It was a wonderful sight seeing the ore and coal being unloaded from the boats, mixed with the scrap and then put in the large swing-hinged Cupola and coming out in a liquid form.

    The First World War Memoirs of Sampson J. Goodfellow, Part 16: A Touch of Romance

  • McCain and the other Republican twits that think the Iraq war can be won if we just throw enough of our young men and women at it should be forced to go to Andrews Air Force base each day and watch the coffins being unloaded from the transport planes.

    Several protesters interrupt McCain speech

  • You can even have Lunar Rover unloaded from a cargo spacecraft, and hit the back country in good comfort:

    Travel Distant Worlds!

  • The federal government allowed the bodies of troops to be unloaded from a commercial flight with a forklift.

    Sunday Reading

  • Strange black packages are unloaded from the bus and delivered into private cars in the middle of nowhere.

    Boing Boing: August 20, 2006 - August 26, 2006 Archives

  • I've gotten everything nailed down (got food at the convenience store, my son's with his dad, car finally totally unloaded from the ski trip to Vermont, bought the NYTimes, Boston Globe, Time and Men's Health Best Life) and I can blog away all day if I want as the washer chugs along. posted by Halley at 9: 37 AM | link

    December 2002

  • When we reached Kiefeheide, we were unloaded from the trains.

    "The Heydekrug Run"

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