Part of speech: noun

The act of loading; a load or cargo; freight.

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Usage examples "lading":

  1. That was the end of my worst troubles, and presently my lading was finished and my store replenished. - "Salute to Adventurers", John Buchan.
  2. She went therefore down to the river, where Hare sat lading water, and said to him, " Hare, give me some water that I may drink." - "South-African Folk-Tales", James A. Honey.
  3. So that if when, for example, they were delivering goods from Kentucky to Illinois, it might start from a farm or from an inland village by motor truck and go to the nearest waterway station, there to be picked up by a vessel and to be carried down the Kentucky and Ohio to a point sufficiently near in Illinois to where it was to go, there to be picked up by motor trucks which would carry it to its destination, and it should be billed through by one bill of lading. - "Address by Honorable William C. Redfield, Secretary of Commerce at Conference of Regional Chairmen of the Highway Transport Committee Council of National Defence Highway Transport Commitee, Council of National Defence, Bulletin 4", US Government.