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Meaning of unload by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From un- +‎ load .


    unload ( third-person singular simple present unloads present participle unloading, simple past and past participle unloaded )

    1. ( transitive ) To remove the load or cargo from ( a vehicle, etc. ) .
    2. ( intransitive ) To deposit one's load or cargo.
    3. ( transitive, intransitive, figuratively ) To give vent to or express.
    4. ( transitive, computing ) To remove ( something previously loaded ) from memory.
    5. ( transitive ) To discharge or pour a liquid .
    6. ( transitive ) To get rid of or dispose of .
    7. ( transitive ) To deliver forcefully .

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    See also

    • unload in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Explanation of unload by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. take the load off ( a container or vehicle )

    2. unload the truck
    3. leave or unload

    4. unload the cargo

    Definition of unload by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Unload 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”.

      2. Hence, to relieve from anything onerous.

      3. To discharge or remove, as a load or a burden; as, “to unload the cargo of a vessel”.

      4. To draw the charge from; as, “to unload a gun”.

      5. To sell in large quantities, as stock; to get rid of. [Brokers' Cant, U. S.]

    2. Unload, v. i. To perform the act of unloading anything; as, “let unload now”.