Definition of laden adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈleɪdn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪdn//
    laden (with something)
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  1. 1heavily loaded with something passengers laden with luggage The trees were laden with apples. a heavily/fully laden truck compare unladen
  2. 2(literary) full of something, especially something unpleasant His voice was soft, yet laden with threat.
  3. 3-laden used to form adjectives showing that something is full of, or loaded with, the thing mentioned calorie-laden cream cakes
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent.: past participle of lade ‘put cargo on a ship’.Extra examples The trees were absolutely laden with apples. They arrived laden with gifts. Try to avoid discussing emotionally laden subjects. a fully laden basket
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