a) packed heavily, especially beyond normal capacity; overloaded: a tray overladen with food, a trunk overladen with clothes
b) burdened excessively: a student overladen with homework, first-time parents overladen with new responsibility
Syn: overburdened, overloaded, overflowing, overwhelmed, brimming, chock-full, crammed, crowded, filled, flooded, inundated, jammed, jam-packed, packed, swamped

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  • overladen — [ō΄vər lād′ n] adj. having too heavy a load * * * o·ver·lad·en (ō vər lādʹn) adj. Loaded or burdened too heavily. * * * …   Universalium

  • overladen — [ō΄vər lād′ n] adj. having too heavy a load …   English World dictionary

  • Overladen — Overlade O ver*lade , v. t. [imp. {Overladed}; p. p. {Overladen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlading}.] [Cf. {Overload}.] To load with too great a cargo; to overburden; to overload. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overladen — o|ver|la|den [ˌəuvəˈleıdn US ˌouvər ] adj filled with too many people or things ▪ overladen buses …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overladen — o|ver|lad|en [ ,ouvər leıdn ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY carrying too heavy a load …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overladen — adj. overburdened; overloadedv. overload, overburden …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overladen — adjective bearing too large a load …   English new terms dictionary

  • overladen — verb a past tense and past participle of overload …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overladen — o•ver•la•den [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈleɪd n[/t]] adj. cvb excessively burdened • Etymology: 1650–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • overladen —   Lu ulu u, olo olōna …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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