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Meaning of UNLOAD

Pronunciation:  un'lowd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  take the load off (a container or vehicle); "unload the truck"; "offload the van"
  2. [v]  leave or unload, esp. of passengers or cargo;

UNLOAD is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: discharge, drop, offload, put down, set down
 Antonyms: load
 See Also: air-drop, deliver, empty, wharf



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un*load"\, 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. \Un*load"\, v. i.
    To perform the act of unloading anything; as, let unload now.