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PAYLOAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does payload mean? 

PAYLOAD (noun)
  The noun PAYLOAD has 2 senses:

1. the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
2. goods carried by a large vehicle

  Familiarity information: PAYLOAD used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAYLOAD (noun)


Sense 1payload [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

payload; warhead; load

Hypernyms ("payload" is a kind of...):

explosive (a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "payload"):

atomic warhead; nuclear warhead; nuke; thermonuclear warhead (the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb)

Holonyms ("payload" is a part of...):

guided missile (a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices)


Sense 2payload [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Goods carried by a large vehicle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cargo; consignment; freight; lading; shipment; payload; load; loading

Hypernyms ("payload" is a kind of...):

merchandise; product; ware (commodities offered for sale)


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