Definitions for Burdenˈbɜr dn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus(noun)

    an onerous or difficult concern

    "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

  2. load, loading, burden(noun)

    weight to be borne or conveyed

  3. effect, essence, burden, core, gist(noun)

    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

  4. burden(verb)

    the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

  5. burden, burthen, weight, weight down(verb)

    weight down with a load

  6. charge, saddle, burden(verb)

    impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

    "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

Wiktionary

  1. burden(Noun)

    A heavy load.

  2. burden(Noun)

    A responsibility, onus.

  3. burden(Noun)

    A cause of worry.

  4. burden(Noun)

    A phrase or theme that recurs at the end of each verse in a folk song or ballad; the drone of a bagpipe.

  5. burden(Noun)

    Theme, core idea.

  6. burden(Verb)

    To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burden(noun)

    that which is borne or carried; a load

  2. Burden(noun)

    that which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive

  3. Burden(noun)

    the capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden

  4. Burden(noun)

    the tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin

  5. Burden(noun)

    the proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace

  6. Burden(noun)

    a fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds

  7. Burden(noun)

    a birth

  8. Burden(verb)

    to encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load

  9. Burden(verb)

    to oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes

  10. Burden(verb)

    to impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable)

  11. Burden(noun)

    the verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each stanza; the chorus; refrain. Hence: That which is often repeated or which is dwelt upon; the main topic; as, the burden of a prayer

  12. Burden(noun)

    the drone of a bagpipe

  13. Burden(noun)

    a club

Freebase

  1. Burden

    Burden is a city in Cowley County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 535.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burden

    bur′dn, n. a load: weight: cargo: that which is grievous, oppressive, or difficult to bear, as blame, sin, sorrow, &c.: birth.—v.t. to load: to oppress: to encumber.—adjs. Bur′denous, Bur′densome, heavy: oppressive.—Burden of proof, in legal procedure, signifies the obligation to establish by evidence certain disputed facts. [A.S. byrthenberan, to bear.]

  2. Burden

    bur′dn, n. part of a song repeated at the end of every stanza, refrain: the leading idea of anything: a load of care, sorrow, or responsibility. [Fr. bourdon, a humming tone in music—Low L. burdo, a drone or non-working bee.]

  3. Burden

    bur′dn, n. (Spens.) a pilgrim's staff. [See Bourdon.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Burden' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3693

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Burden' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4603

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Burden' in Nouns Frequency: #1388

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burden in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. French Proverb:

    Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.

  2. Tim Parkinson:

    It was really no burden at all for us.

  3. Aeschylus:

    A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.

  4. Ori Yogev:

    The companies went from a burden to an asset.

  5. Jeff Kingston:

    Hadid's curse will be a burden for decades to come.

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