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Meaning of OVERLOAD

Pronunciation:  'owvurlowd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an excessive burden
  2. [n]  an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
  3. [v]  fill to excess so that function is impaired; "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"
  4. [v]  place too much a load on
  5. [v]  become overloaded; "The aerator overloaded"

OVERLOAD is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: clog, overburden, overcharge, surcharge
 See Also: burden, fill, fill up, load, load, loading, make full



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*load"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overloaded}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Overloading}.] [Cf. {Overlade}.]
    To load or fill to excess; to load too heavily.
  2. \O"ver*load`\, n.
    An excessive load; the excess beyond a proper load.
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