laden

Something that is laden is weighted down by something heavy, like an apple tree that's laden with fruit.

Laden comes from the Old English word hladan, meaning "to load, heap." Think of the related word ladle, a big scoop you dip into something, such as soup or hot fudge. Laden can be a verb that describes using a ladle or otherwise filling or loading something up, like a teacher who ladens students with homework. Laden can be an adjective that describes the feeling of burden or stress from all that work.

Primary Meanings of laden

1.
adjv
filled with a great quantity
remove with or as if with a ladle
2.
adjv
burdened psychologically or mentally
fill or place a load on
Full Definitions of laden
1

adj filled with a great quantity

“table laden with food”
Synonyms:
ladened, loaded
full
containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

v remove with or as if with a ladle

Synonyms:
lade, ladle
Types:
slop
ladle clumsily
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
2

adj burdened psychologically or mentally

laden with grief”
Synonyms:
oppressed
burdened
bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities

v fill or place a load on

Synonyms:
lade, load, load up
Types:
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load down, pack
load with a pack
bomb up
load an aircraft with bombs
overcharge, overload, surcharge
place too much a load on
reload
place a new load on
stack
load or cover with stacks
Type of:
fill, fill up, make full
make full, also in a metaphorical sense

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