- 1carrying a load; full and heavy synonym laden a fully loaded truck loaded (with something) a truck loaded with supplies She came into the room carrying a loaded tray.
- 2loaded with something (informal) full of a particular thing, quality or meaning cakes loaded with calories rich
- 3[not before noun] (informal) very rich Let her pay—she's loaded. advantage/disadvantage
- 4loaded in favour of somebody/something | loaded against somebody/something acting either as an advantage or a disadvantage to somebody/something in a way that is unfair a system that is loaded in favour of the young (= gives them an advantage) word/statement
- 5having more meaning than you realize at first and intended to make you think in a particular way It was a loaded question and I preferred not to comment. gun/camera
- 6containing bullets, film, etc. a loaded shotgun drunk
- 7(informal, especially North American English) very drunk Extra examples The legislation is heavily loaded in favour of employers. The lorry was loaded with crates of beer. The odds were slightly loaded against us. Try to avoid politically loaded terms like ‘nation’. a convoy of heavily loaded lorries Her family is loaded. Let her pay—she’s loaded. Like all New York investment bankers, he’s loaded. They just want to get loaded and have a good time.