2. (Naut.) To admit water by leakage, as a ship, etc.
(Lade), n. [Prov. E., a ditch or drain. Cf. Lode, Lead to conduct.]
1. The mouth of a river. [Obs.] Bp. Gibson.
2. A passage for water; a ditch or drain. [Prov. Eng.]
(Lade"man) n. One who leads a pack horse; a miller's servant. [Obs. or Local]
(Lad"en) p. & a. Loaded; freighted; burdened; as, a laden vessel; a laden heart.
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity.Is. i. 4.
A ship laden with gold.Shak.
(La"died) a. Ladylike; not rough; gentle. [Obs.] "Stroked with a ladied land." Feltham.
(La"dies' ear`drops`) (Bot.) The small- flowered Fuchsia and other closely related species.
(La"di*fy) v. t. [Lady + - fy.] To make a lady of; to make ladylike. [Obs.] Massinger.
(La*din") n. [From L. Latinus Latin. See Latin] A Romansch dialect spoken in some parts of
Switzerland and the Tyrol.
1. The act of loading.
2. That which lades or constitutes a load or cargo; freight; burden; as, the lading of a ship.
Bill of lading. See under Bill.
(||La*di"no) n.; pl. Ladinos [Sp.] One of the half-breed descendants of whites and Indians; a
mestizo; so called throughout Central America. They are usually of a yellowish orange tinge. Am.
(Lad"kin) n. A little lad. [R.] Dr. H. More.
(La"dle) n. [AS. hlædel, fr. hladan to load, drain. See Lade, v. t.]
1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
When the materials of glass have been kept long in fusion, the mixture casts up the superfluous salt,
which the workmen take off with ladles.Boyle.
2. (Founding) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
3. The float of a mill wheel; called also ladle board.
4. (Gun.) (a) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon. (b) A ring, with a handle or handles
fitted to it, for carrying shot.
Ladle wood (Bot.), the wood of a South African tree used for carving.
(La"dle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ladled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ladling ] To take up and convey in a
ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle.