unload

  • 1 unload — un‧load [ʌnˈləʊd ǁ ˈloʊd] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] TRANSPORT to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etc: • Delivery people were unloading fax machines. • This is where the ships load and unload. 2. [transitive] …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Unload — Un*load , v. t. [1st pref. un + load.] 1. To take the load from; to discharge of a load or cargo; to disburden; as, to unload a ship; to unload a beast. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to relieve from anything onerous. [1913 Webster] 3. To discharge or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Unload — Un*load , v. i. To perform the act of unloading anything; as, let unload now. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 unload — [unlōd′] vt. 1. a) to remove or take off (a load, cargo, etc.) b) to take a load, cargo, etc. from 2. a) to give vent to (one s grief, troubles, etc.); express or tell freely b) to relieve of something that troubles, burdens, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 unload — index alleviate, deplete, diminish, disencumber, dislodge, ease, relieve (free from burden), remove ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 Unload —   [dt. »entladen«], aus dem Arbeitsspeicher entfernen oder ein Speichermedium auswerfen …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 unload — (v.) 1520s, in ref. to cargo, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + LOAD (Cf. load) (v.). Figurative sense (in reference to feelings, etc.) is recorded from 1590s. Related: Unloaded; unloading …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 unload — [v] take off; empty break bulk, cast, clear out, disburden, discharge, discommode, disencumber, disgorge, dump, get rid of, jettison, lighten, off load, relieve, remove, rid, slough, take a load off, unburden, unlade, unpack, void; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 unload — ► VERB 1) remove a load from. 2) remove (goods) from a vehicle, ship, etc. 3) informal get rid of. 4) remove (ammunition) from a gun or (film) from a camera. DERIVATIVES unloader noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 unload — un|load [ʌnˈləud US ˈloud] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(vehicle/ship)¦ 2¦(get rid of something)¦ 3¦(feelings)¦ 4¦(camera)¦ 5¦(gun)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(VEHICLE/SHIP)¦ a) [T] to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etc unload sth from sth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 unload — UK [ʌnˈləʊd] / US [ʌnˈloʊd] verb Word forms unload : present tense I/you/we/they unload he/she/it unloads present participle unloading past tense unloaded past participle unloaded 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to take goods off a vehicle such… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 unload — unloader, n. /un lohd /, v.t. 1. to take the load from; remove the cargo or freight from: to unload a truck; to unload a cart. 2. to remove or discharge (a load, group of people, etc.): to unload passengers. 3. to remove the charge from (a… …

    Universalium

  • 13 unload — v. (D; tr.) to unload from (to unload cargo from a ship) * * * [ʌn ləʊd] (D; tr.) to unload from (to unload cargo from a ship) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 unload — un|load [ ʌn loud ] verb ▸ 1 from vehicle ▸ 2 take out bullet/film ▸ 3 sell unwanted goods ▸ 4 end responsibility ▸ 5 say what worries you 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take goods off a vehicle such as a truck or ship: It was my job to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 unload — verb 1 VEHICLE/SHIP a) to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etc: unload sth from sth: The driver unloaded some boxes from the back of the truck. b) (I, T) if a vehicle, ship etc unloads, the goods that it carries are removed from it: The ship is …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 unload — [[t]ʌ̱nlo͟ʊd[/t]] unloads, unloading, unloaded 1) VERB If you unload goods from a vehicle, or you unload a vehicle, you remove the goods from the vehicle, usually after they have been transported from one place to another. [V n from n] Unload… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 unload (to) —  Get rid of/dispose of. Managers try to unload unwanted products, divisions, or employees.  ► “That has led to accumulations of unsold inventory that the company has had to unload at discount prices.” (Wall Street Journal, March 22, 1996, p. B14) …

    American business jargon

  • 18 unload — /ʌn ləυd/ verb 1. to take goods off a ship, lorry etc. ● The ship is unloading at Hamburg. ● We need a fork lift truck to unload the lorry. ● We unloaded the spare parts at Lagos. ● There are no unloading facilities for container ships. 2. to… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 19 unload — /ʌn ləυd/ verb 1. to take goods off a ship, lorry etc. ● The ship is unloading at Hamburg. ● We need a fork lift truck to unload the lorry. ● We unloaded the spare parts at Lagos. ● There are no unloading facilities for container ships. 2. to… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 20 unload — tv. to get rid of someone or something. □ We’re gonna unload all the cats and dogs during the Christmas rush. □ Lemme unload this dame, and then we can go out and have a little fun …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions


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