• 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

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