Pronunciation: (lād),[key] —v.,lad•ed, lad•en or lad•ed, lad•ing.
—v.t. 1. to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load.
2. to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive): laden with many responsibilities. 3. to fill or cover abundantly (used chiefly in the passive): trees laden with fruit; a man laden with honors. 4. to lift or throw in or out, as a fluid, with a ladle or other utensil.