• WordNet 3.6
    • v overload fill to excess so that function is impaired "Fear clogged her mind","The story was clogged with too many details"
    • v overload place too much a load on "don't overload the car"
    • v overload become overloaded "The aerator overloaded"
    • n overload an excessive burden
    • n overload an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Overload An excessive load; the excess beyond a proper load.
    • v. t Overload To load or fill to excess; to load too heavily.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overload To load with too heavy a burden or cargo; overburden; over-charge.
    • n overload An excessive load; a too heavy load.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overload ō-vėr-lōd′ to load or fill overmuch
    • n Overload an excessive load
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Overlade


In literature:

But be careful not to overload yourselves: he travels safest who travels lightest.
"The True Story Book"
Human beings, however, may be overloaded and, in many cases, overworked with impunity, for there is no law to protect the unorganised workers.
"To Mars via The Moon" by Mark Wicks
V is the overload or by-pass valve used for admitting steam to intermediate stage of the turbine.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
The man was sustaining an overload of responsibility, and probably self-imposed guilt on top of it.
"A Fine Fix" by R. C. Noll
Children are pushed in their studies and overloaded with too many subjects.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Besides, the very demand of specie may, like a new weight breaking down an overloaded packhorse, make it stop payment at once.
"The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831" by Various
The brutes I've got left are a little overloaded.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
The second social danger is the tendency to overload and level down every great human incentive in the pursuit of relatively trivial ends.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
If a man came to the line with horses overloaded or suffering, he was made to strip the saddles from their backs.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
They can be overloaded, unsparingly.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
These were no sooner let down than they became dangerously overloaded.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
We're overloading the hoist as it is.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Of course it is easy to say that it is extravagant, overloaded and debased; and so it may be.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
More like a synaptic overload.
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
Still small, it quickly reached its overload limit.
"The Leech" by Phillips Barbee
Never overload a canoe.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Her refrigeration units were gradually breaking down under their tremendous overload.
"Rescue Squad" by Thomas J. O'Hara
The lake is calm; but do not overload the craft.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Let it be chaste and symbolic, and not overloaded with bunting and people.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
When it appears overloaded there are often not many on it.
"The Apple" by Various

In news:

Supervising all curriculum and instruction , including outreach, evening and summer courses, distance learning, scheduling and overloads.
Overload an airplane and you've got a problem.
Mainstream videogames excel at sensory overload.
Avoid sensory overload for your children during the holidays by managing their expectations.
Energy, power protection: The XTPE provides advanced electronic overload protection integrated into a traditional manual motor protector form factor.
To minimize candy overload, feed your kids dinner before trick-or-treating.
Meditation training can reduce stress at work and improve concentration, allowing you to survive information overload.
Can you say sensory overload.
Social contact and stream manager targets in-box overload by identifying and prioritizing your most important contacts and conversations.
Ray Nagin has once again let his mouth — and his fragile ego — overload his brain.
Transportation bond is loaded with worthy projects, but together they make an overloaded Chirstmas tree that lawmakers should scale back.
Now that I'm fully plugged into an embarrassing number of blogs, I've hit blog overload.
Many workers face e-mail overload in their company inboxes.
The C440 and XT electronic overload relay lines are now available up to 175A.
More Overload Citations Issued this Year than All of Last Year.

In science:

However, each local cluster must still have the maximum firm-generation capacity ˆy given in Eq. (8) to avoid all possibility of an overload.
Message Passing for Integrating and Assessing Renewable Generation in a Redundant Power Grid
They are also sensitive to information overload, wrong selection of control parameters, and delays in adaptive feedback control.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
It is necessary therefore to implement some form of overload control, both to preserve performance and to ensure the number of backlogged flows to be scheduled remains relatively small (less than 100, say).
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
Any other source observing overload would behave similarly leading, eventually, to an overall load that is manageable (not more than 90%, say).
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
We will omit the superscript n in all calculations below in order to not overload the notation.
Effect of scale on long-range random graphs and chromosomal inversions
In the text, we will sometimes overload notation and use V T k to refer to any k × n orthonormal matrix spanning the space spanned by the top-k right singular vectors (and similarly for Uk and the left singular vectors).
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
Unfortunately, the greedy interference avoidance algorithm does not always converge in overloaded multipoint-to-multipoint systems.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
However, convergence is not guaranteed in overloaded multi-cell systems.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
Maximization of the opposite of the sum of inverse SINR As previously discussed, non-cooperative maximum SINR game with respect to the spreading code and uplink receiver is not always convergent in overloaded multi-cell networks.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
Instead, in overloaded scenarios the proposed procedure largely outperforms all competing alternatives, thus allowing a huge energy conservation for a given target quality-of-service.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
The results indicate that a very low number of iterations is needed to reach convergence even in overloaded scenarios in which K is a little bit higher than the processing gain.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
Predicting failures in power grids: The case of static overloads.
Voltage Collapse and ODE Approach to Power Flows: Analysis of a Feeder Line with Static Disorder in Consumption/Production
In order not to overload the presentation, the case of fast diffusion equations is treated as a remark (Remark 1.5) only.
Random attractors for stochastic porous media equations perturbed by space-time linear multiplicative noise
The ± subscripts were (temporarily) dropped so as not to overload the notation.
Generic spherically symmetric dynamic thin-shell traversable wormholes in standard general relativity
Furthermore, the influence of the time needed to remove line overloads on the overall system reliability can be assessed.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach