Meaning – The term load, refers to the act of bringing all or part of the computerprogram into memory from auxiliary storage so that the computer can run the program.
Depending on the information being loaded, the speed of the hardware, and how other programs are running determines the load time. If a program or command shows a load average or progress indicator, it’s an average of how long it takes to load or execute.
The term load also refers to the process of inserting a disk into the disk drive of the computer, with the intention of loading the content or software that has been burned into it.
Example of usage – “He was very eager to load the new design software onto his laptop. He has been waiting for the software to launch since it was revealed and the first load was going to be very special.”