meaning of load


I have a question on the meaning of “load” in the context below:

It is about a detergent. What do “a full load” “a small load” mean here? I’m curious.

Thanks in advance,

A “Load” would mean in this case the combined total of what you are cleaning.

Example: You would wash a Small Load for ones self, but a Full Load for ones whole family.

It’s mostly just a rough estimate of size in this context.