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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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The Sita 2019 Baggage IT Insights -- officially launched at an event in Abu Dhabi International Airport today -- shows that where tracking is done at check-in and loading onto the aircraft, the rate of improvement is as high as 66 per cent.
The seller agrees to deliver the goods on board the overseas vessel at the named port of shipment, including during lighter age and during loading onto the vessel.
Further, the system is outfitted with an automatic elevation system that lifts the daughter carts during loading onto the mother carts, eliminating caster drag across the floor when transporting items.
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Interchangeable shelves and fixtures are designed to be easily reconfigured to accommodate multiple items and optimize loading onto the rack.
Ready for loading onto the Steam Packet's Manx Maid, en route to showrooms in the Isle of Man, is this Leyland Mini HL and Rover 3500 Vanden Plas fleet, on Liverpool Princes Landing Stage, in the early 1980s.
The proposed project involves the development of an 800-mile natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to a liquefied natural gas facility in Valdez that would chill and condense natural gas into a liquid state for loading onto cargo ships.
825 include 4" thick insulated walls, a 2" insulated floor with truck wheel guide-tracks, an aluminized steel exterior, a Type 304, 2B stainless steel interior with continuously front-welded seams, a cellular silicone rubber door gasket, a stainless steel water cooling coil located in the heat chamber, a removable top-mounted heat chamber, to miminize floor space requirements, and the oven body is split into three sections for customer loading onto an elevator.
Directed by Savanna.NET Warehouse Management System (WMS), the equipment will interface with the AS/RS warehouse to temporarily store prepared newsprint rolls in advance of on-demand automatic delivery and loading onto one of four Goss International Corp.
Hibernian Insurance offer a 20 per cent discount to drivers with no penalty points and 10per cent for two while 11 points will see 35per cent loading onto your premium.
When the customer picks it up, the cart can roll right to the loading dock for easier loading onto the customer's vehicle.
Empty container retrieval and loading onto trailers may now be performed both manually and by lift truck.
Construction features include 4" thick insulated walls, 2" insulated flooring with truck wheel guide-tracks, an aluminized steel exterior, a Type 304, 2B stainless steel interior with continuously front-welded seams, a cellular silicone rubber door gasket, a stainless steel water cooling coil located in the heat chamber, a removable top-mounted heat chamber, to minimize floor space requirements, and the oven body is split into three sections for customer loading onto their elevator.