• The camel is laden with items, and two small children are in hanging bags on the side
    The camel is laden with items, and two small children are in hanging bags on the side
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj laden burdened psychologically or mentally "laden with grief","oppressed by a sense of failure"
    • adj laden filled with a great quantity "a tray loaded with dishes","table laden with food","`ladened' is not current usage"
    • v laden fill or place a load on "load a car","load the truck with hay"
    • v laden remove with or as if with a ladle "ladle the water out of the bowl"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character
    • p. & a Laden Loaded; freighted; burdened; as, a laden vessel; a laden heart. "Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity.""A ship laden with gold."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A Connecticut Toy maker, Herobuilders, sells action figures of President George W. Bush, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which are all major figures tied to the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks
    • n laden Past participle of lade.
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  • St. Augustine
    “I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.”
  • Albert Camus
    “We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.”
  • Ralph Waldo Trine
    Ralph Waldo Trine
    “Every thought you entertain is a force that goes out, and every thought comes back laden with its kind.”


In literature:

Their priests, laden with the sacred symbols of religion, headed the procession.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
In the afternoon, Radisson's scouts ran full tilt into a band of Iroquois laden with beaver pelts.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
By this means the stream of blood, laden with nourishment, is sent to every part of the body.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Thirty vessels lay there, laden with men and provisions, but they were able to come no nearer.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Can you not almost grasp the odour-laden air and hold it in the hollow of the hand?
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
It proves to be a large freighter ladened, apparently, with cattle.
"Our Navy in the War" by Lawrence Perry
Thus the vapour-laden air is chilled by its expansion.
"The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book" by Various
A Huntsman, returning with his dogs from the field, fell in by chance with a Fisherman, bringing home a basket laden with fish.
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
Men and women, laden with the spoil, were running off as fast as possible.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
It is not pleasant wearing dust-laden carpets for an hour.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
A large column of laden camels was, at the same time, being pushed forward by the caravan route from Korosko.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
Their tops are evergreen and laden with the heavy cones, from which Ravenna draws considerable wealth.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Hepburn and Augustus jointly dragged a smaller sledge, laden principally with their own bedding.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
This time with a canoe laden with a small party of armed men.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
For an instant the scowl of storm-laden skies broke into a smile of sunlight as though she had brought the brightness with her.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Many of the negroes had at first laden themselves with wine, but this Ned peremptorily refused to allow them to carry away.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
She was a ship of fifty tons, laden with soap and sweetmeats, bound from St Domingo towards Cartagena.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
The solitude was presently broken by the approach of an old man laden with pickaxe and shovel.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
From the capture of those heavily laden ships, we will all grow rich.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
As we pass by a tree laden with apples, Rose pulls a branch to her and, without plucking the fruit, bites into it.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc

In poetry:

Laden now with precious fare,
To their queen they swift repair;
And, from vapours of the earth,
Bid their slaves, the dreams, come forth.
"Queen Mab And Her Fats" by Charlotte Dacre
A new ship comes within our view,
Laden with dreams both sad and blest;
To youth they're tinged with roseate hue;
To weary ones bring longed-for rest.
"Gone" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
He'll bring their spirits to the ground,
And no deliv'rer shall be found;
Laden with grief, they waste their breath
In darkness and the shades of death.
"Psalm 107 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Perhaps 't was the wind that caressed me
And touched me with dew-laden breath;
Or, maybe, close-sweeping, there passed me
The low-winging Angel of Death.
"The Phantom Kiss" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Then if, when I have loved my round,
Thou prov'st the pleasant she,
With spoils of meaner beauties crowned
I laden will return to thee,
Ev'n sated with variety.
"The Scrutiny" by Richard Lovelace
He hides among the ghostly mists that float
Over the water, weird and white and chill,
And peasants, passing in their laden boat,
Shiver and feel a sense of coming ill.
"Malaria" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Plant-based Vegeria delivers Tex-Mex everyone can enjoy Typically, San Antonio's meaty, gravy-laden, and cheese-smothered offerings send vegans running.
Their graceful weeping branches are laden with pink confetti-like blooms in spring, and the satiny bark shines to best advantage when bare in winter.
Speaking just blocks from Ground Zero, Vice President Biden questioned Mitt Romney's foreign policy — and whether the Republican nominee would have taken out Osama Bin Laden.
A prominent Sacramento area Muslim leader says he expects the death of Osama bin Laden to usher in a new, positive era of US.
David Bezmozgis calls his new novel, "The Free World ," a title laden with irony.
In the end, it took the right strategy -- and the right temperament -- to capture Osama bin Laden.
It's been one heck of a weekend, sandwiched as it was between the royal wedding and the announcement of Osama Bin Laden's death.
The US intelligence code name for Bin Laden was Geronimo .
' Geronimo ' and Osama bin Laden: What goes into a code name.
' Geronimo EKIA' is what special forces said when Osama bin Laden was killed.
The White House has released a new photo showing the tense atmopshere in the Situation Room on Sunday as President Obama waited, along with other top White House officials, for definitive word of Osama bin Laden 's death.
Behind the Hunt for Bin Laden.
Back in the mid-1990s, Osama bin Laden had a problem, and it was Islam.
Musharraf Says Pakistan's Military Would Have Been 'Utterly Stupid' to Have Harbored Bin Laden.

In science:

When dealing with the canonical portion of the CM diagram, let me spend only few words also on theoretical models for pulsating RR Lyrae stars, which appears to me a branch of the evolutionary tree laden with fruit.
Modern Stellar Evolution Models for Low Mass Stars
In order not to laden the body of the paper, the general form of UNN algorithm and proofsketches of our theorems have been postponed to an appendix in Sec. 5.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
Although the coronal flux ropes that are formed in these simulations of flux emergence transport shear field into the low β corona, the shear field is weak compared to the twist field and they are laden with photospheric/chromospheric material.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
The behavior of particle-laden flow under conditions of significant inertia is poorly understood.
Suspension flows past bluff bodies: Investigation in a microfluidic environment
Despite the success of some convenience of this second order differential equation in describing the dynamics of a point-charged particle (instead of the third order Dirac equation obtained from Dirac’s theory ), the theory is still laden with theoretical difficulties.
Geometry of generalized higher order fields. Applications to classical linear electrodynamics
Einstein’s may be the most familiar face on the planet, and unlike his main competitors (Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Mao, Castro, and Michael Jackson), just about everyone likes him.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
This is much longer than τexch since Xcloud ≪ 1 and re flects the fact that it requires many timescales τexch to cycle all ISM material through clouds where it is laden with fresh dust.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
During each cycling step of interstellar matter through clouds the matter is laden with fresh dust and this dust is mixed into the general ISM at cloud dispersal.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
Lastly, we turn to enthalpy, which is laden with extra complications.
Making Sense of the Legendre Transform
Biological fluids are often laden with polymers and therefore have non-Newtonian rheology.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, accused of masterminding the attacks, and nine others are still at large.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, accused of masterminding the attacks, and nine others are still at large. U.S. federal prosecutors have charged 17 people in the bombings.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Because many users do not have Java or Flash installed at all, even the most multimedia-laden web sites will commonly offer a simplifi ed, plain HTML view.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
But this concept is laden with connotations that are inapplicable to the fundamental constituents of matter and must therefore be “peeled off ”.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
Bottou and Bousquet initiated a study on learning in the data laden domain – a scenario in which data is plentiful and computation time is the main bottleneck.
Using More Data to Speed-up Training Time