Lade (?), v. t. [imp. Laded; p. p. Laded, Laded (); p. pr. & vb. n. Lading.] [AS. hladan to heap, load, draw (water); akin to D. & G. laden to load, OHG. hladan, ladan, Icel. hlaa, Sw. ladda, Dan. lade, Goth. afhlapan. Cf. Load, Ladle, Lathe for turning, Last a load.]

1.

To load; to put a burden or freight on or in; -- generally followed by that which receives the load, as the direct object.

And they laded their asses with the corn. Gen. xlii. 26.

2.

To throw in out. with a ladle or dipper; to dip; as, to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern.

And chides the sea that sunders him from thence, Saying, he'll lade it dry to have his way. Shak.

3. Plate Glass Manuf.

To transfer (the molten glass) from the pot to the forming table.

 

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Lade, v. i. [See Lade, v. t.]

1.

To draw water.

[Obs.]

2. Naut.

To admit water by leakage, as a ship, etc.

 

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Lade, n. [Prov. E., a ditch or drain. Cf. Lode, Lead to conduct.]

1.

The mouth of a river.

[Obs.]

Bp. Gibson.

2.

A passage for water; a ditch or drain.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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