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load

 [lōd]
the quantity of something that is carried or borne.
case load the number of patients under the care of an individual health care worker.
viral load the number of copies of RNA of a given virus per milliliter of blood.

load

(lōd),
1. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.
2. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.
[M.E. lode, fr. A.S. lād,]

load

a departure from normal body values for parameters such as water content, salt concentration, and heat. A positive load indicates a higher-than-normal value, whereas a negative load indicates a below-normal value.

load

A measurable quantity of a thing. See Patient load Drug slang 25 bags of heroin Medtalk The content of a substance or material. See Afterload, Front load, Standard load.

load

(lōd)
1. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.
2. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.

load

deforming/potentially deforming forces applied to an object; loads (i.e. tension, compression and shear) often occur in combination (e.g. bending causes tension on one aspect and compression on the other; torsion imposes simultaneous tension, compression and shear)

load

(lōd)
Departure from normal body content; positive loads are quantities in excess of normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.

load,

n an external force applied to an object.
load, occlusal,
n the stresses generated by functional or habitual contacting of the occlusal surfaces of the upper and lower teeth. There are two components of such stress loads: the vertically directed components and those components that tend to move a tooth or denture laterally. See also force, occlusal.

load

the quantity of a measurable form of work, e.g. metabolic or circulatory, borne by an organism, especially when it exceeds the normal amount of work for that process. Called also workload.
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The fitful bursts of sleet had changed into a steady rain and the horses had heavy work even without a load behind them.
I know how to load a pistol now; do you know how to load a pistol, Keller?
And running still, Kama groaning on top the load, and Daylight leaping at the gee-pole to avoid going under the runners of the flying sled, they arrived at Dyea by the sea.
Coast-road to Coquimbo -- Great Loads carried by the Miners -- Coquimbo -- Earthquake -- Step-formed Terrace -- Absence of recent Deposits -- Contemporaneousness of the Tertiary Formations -- Excursion up the Valley -- Road to Guasco -- Deserts -- Valley of Copiapo -- Rain and Earthquakes -- Hydrophobia -- The Despoblado -- Indian Ruins -- Probable Change of Climate -- River-bed arched by an Earthquake -- Cold Gales of Wind -- Noises from a Hill -- Iquique -- Salt Alluvium -- Nitrate of Soda -- Lima -- Unhealthy Country -- Ruins of Callao, overthrown by an Earthquake -- Recent Subsidence -- Elevated Shells on San Lorenzo, their decomposition -- Plain with embedded Shells and fragments of Pottery -- Antiquity of the Indian Race.
You've got a right smart load as it is," said one of them; "and it's not me should tell you your business, but I wouldn't tote that tent along if I was you.
She shook her head decidedly, and Charles and Hal put the last odds and ends on top the mountainous load.
As they swung on the turn the sled went over, spilling half its load through the loose lashings.
There turned out to be only thirty-two loads in the stack.
On inquiry, the countess learned that Madame Schoss was offended because her trunk had been taken down from its cart, and all the loads were being uncorded and the luggage taken out of the carts to make room for wounded men whom the count in the simplicity of his heart had ordered that they should take with them.
Promise, and I will lead you to it--if ten loads is enough?
The fellow seemed sane enough--yet ten loads of gold
And more--there are not only ten loads, but as many as fifty men may carry.