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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

laden, loaded

Laden means that the load is great in weight or quantity.

  • The ships sailed back from Byzantium heavily laden with the treasures of the Orient.

Loaded should refer to things or people carrying a load, or to something that is full or charged.

  • When your truck is fully loaded, you may leave.
  • Whether loaded or not, guns should not be left within the reach of children.