Lade, n. [Prov. E., a ditch or drain.
Cf. Lode, Lead to conduct.] 1. The
mouth of a river. [Obs.] Bp. Gibson.
2. A passage for water; a ditch or
drain. [Prov. Eng.]
Lade, v. i. [See Lade,
v. t.] 1. To draw water.
2. (Naut.) To admit water by leakage,
as a ship, etc.
Lade (lād), v. t.
[imp. Laded; p. p.
Laded, Laden (lād'n); p. pr. & vb.
n. Lading.] [AS. hladan to heap, load, draw
(water); akin to D. & G. laden to load, OHG. hladan,
ladan, Icel. hlaða, Sw. ladda, Dan.
lade, Goth. afhlaþan. Cf. Load,
Ladle, Lathe for turning, Last a load.]
1. To load; to put a burden or freight on or in;
-- generally followed by that which receives the load, as the direct
And they laded their asses with the
corn. Gen. xlii. 26.
2. To throw in or out, with a ladle or
dipper; to dip; as, to lade water out of a tub, or into a
And chides the sea that sunders him from thence,
Saying, he'll lade it dry to have his way.
3. (Plate Glass Manuf.) To transfer
(the molten glass) from the pot to the forming table.