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1. To get onto or into something, especially a vehicle, all at the same time. Make sure you take a head count after all the kids have loaded onto the bus. The passengers began loading onto the cruise ship, blissfully unaware of the horror that awaited them in the middle of the ocean.
2. To usher people onto or into something, especially a vehicle, all at the same time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "load" and "into." We had just loaded everyone onto the boat when Tommy said he needed to use the bathroom. I hope they start loading us onto the plane soon.
3. To put a supply of something onto a structure, vehicle, or mode of conveyance. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "load" and "into." Let me know when you're finished loading that timber onto the truck. We'll need a forklift to load these pallets onto the shelves in the warehouse.
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load something onto someone or something

 and load something on
to lift something onto someone or something. We loaded the trunk onto Sam, and he carried it up the stairs into the house. Please help me load the boxes onto the cart. Load on the boxes, and let's go.
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It reveals that where bags were being tracked when loaded onto the aircraft, the rate of improvement ranged between 38 per cent and 66 per cent depending on the level of tracking introduced.
The shipments were loaded onto tankers with documents showing the fuel oil was Iraqi.
As goods are loaded onto the pallet, the operator lowers the platform so each succeeding tier of goods can be loaded at the same height.
The seller agrees to deliver the goods alongside the vessel at the port of shipment ready for loading onto the overseas vessel; or until loaded onto lighters if customary to the port.
Empty containers for railage stored at Embakasi will be free in the first seven days before being removed or loaded onto railtainer.
After being tranquilized, the sleeping lion was loaded onto a pickup truck to be moved out of the neighborhood.
After being staged outside of the facility the equipment was loaded onto trailers with a 35 T Hydraulic Crane.
The cargo delivered to Port Qasim, Pakistan, was loaded onto 'Al Gattara', a chartered Qatargas LNG vessel, owned and operated by Nakilat.
Police said that two women and a girl were standing on the stop when a truck with salt loaded onto it overturned on them after its tyre burst.
A Lebanese official says Beirut airport authorities have foiled one of the country's largest drug smuggling attempts, seizing two tons of amphetamine Captagon pills before they were loaded onto the private plane of a Saudi prince.
The 10 bells were lowered from the church tower during a skilful operation earlier this week and were yesterday loaded onto a lorry.
"Progress is being made, but there's still a lot of cargo waiting to be loaded onto trucks and trains and moved across the country even after it's unloaded from the ships," NRF vice president for supply chain and customs policy Jonathan Gold said.
| The customer-bound A350 | |wing is loaded onto the Beluga at Broughton | A wing being loaded on | |to the Beluga at the Airbus factory, in Broughton