un·load / ˌənˈlōd/ • v. [tr.] 1. remove goods from (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.): she hadn't finished unloading the car. ∎ remove (goods) from a vehicle, ship, container, etc.: the men unloaded the wheat into the bays. ∎ [intr.] (of a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) have goods removed: the street was jammed with trucks unloading. ∎ inf. get rid of (something unwanted): he had unloaded his depreciating stock on his unsuspecting wife. ∎ inf. give expression to (oppressive thoughts or feelings): the meeting had been a chance for her to unload some of her feelings about her son. 2. remove (ammunition) from a gun or (film) from a camera.DERIVATIVES: un·load·er n.