1. An association of underwriters and others in London, for the collection and diffusion of marine intelligence,
the insurance, classification, registration, and certifying of vessels, and the transaction of business of
various kinds connected with shipping.
2. A part of the Royal Exchange, in London, appropriated to the use of underwriters and insurance brokers;
called also Lloyd's Rooms.
The name is derived from Lloyd's Coffee House, in Lombard Street, where there were formerly rooms
for the same purpose. The name Lloyd or Lloyd's has been taken by several associations, in different
parts of Europe, established for purposes similar to those of the original association.
Lloyd's agents, persons employed in various parts of the world, by the association called Lloyd's, to
serve its interests. Lloyd's list, a publication of the latest news respecting shipping matters, with
lists of vessels, etc., made under the direction of Lloyd's. Brande & C. Lloyd's register, a register
of vessels rated according to their quality, published yearly.
(Lo) interj. [OE. lo, low; perh. akin to E. look, v.] Look; see; behold; observe. "Lo, here is Christ."
Matt. xxiv. 23. "Lo, we turn to the Gentiles." Acts xiii. 46.
(Loach) n. [OE. loche, F. loche.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several small, fresh-water, cyprinoid fishes
of the genera Cobitis, Nemachilus, and allied genera, having six or more barbules around the mouth.
They are found in Europe and Asia. The common European species (N. barbatulus) is used as a food
(Load) n. [OE. lode load, way; properly the same word as lode, but confused with lade, load, v.
See Lade, Lead, v., Lode.]
1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a
weight; as, a heavy load.
He might such a loadGower.
To town with his ass carry.
2. The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or
vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.
3. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care. " A . . . load of
guilt." Ray. " Our life's a load." Dryden.
4. A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance
commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.
5. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
6. Weight or violence of blows. [Obs.] Milton.
7. (Mach.) The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
Load line, or Load water line (Naut.), the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which
it sinks in the water when loaded.
Syn. Burden; lading; weight; cargo. See Burden.
(Load), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Loaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Loading. Loaden is obsolete, and laden
belongs to lade.]
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