1. Of a vehicle or vessel, having been loaded with some kind of cargo. The ship was laden with steel being imported into America. The car laden with our luggage, we set off on our road trip across the country.
2. Burdened with or troubled by something oppressive or onerous. I've been laden with guilt over what happened to Shawn. Jim has been laden with too much work lately. I hope he tells his boss that he needs some help.
1. To load some vessel or carrier with some cargo. Used chiefly in the passive: The ship is laden with timber.
2. To burden someone or something. Used chiefly in the passive: The thief was laden with guilt.
See also: lade