• (Britain, dialect, obsolete) The mouth of a river.
  • (Scotland) Water pumped into and out of mills, especially woolen mills.
  • (Britain, dialect, obsolete) A passage for water; a ditch or drain.


  • To use a ladle or dipper to remove something (generally water).

    "to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern"

  • To weigh down, oppress, or burden.
  • (nautical) To admit water by leakage.
  • To fill or load (related to cargo or a shipment).
  • To transfer (molten glass) from the pot to the forming table, in making plate glass.

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