Definitions for burden
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word burden.
burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onusnoun
an onerous or difficult concern
"the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
load, loading, burdennoun
weight to be borne or conveyed
effect, essence, burden, core, gistnoun
the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
burden, burthen, weight, weight downverb
weight down with a load
charge, saddle, burdenverb
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
A heavy load.
A responsibility, onus.
A cause of worry.
A phrase or theme that recurs at the end of each verse in a folk song or ballad; the drone of a bagpipe.
Theme, core idea.
To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: byrðen, Sax. and therefore properly written burthen. It is supposed to come from burdo, Lat. a male, as onus from ὄνος, an ass.
Camels have their provender
Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows
For sinking under them. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
It is of use in lading of ships, and may help to shew what burden in the several kinds they will bear. Francis Bacon, Phys. Rem.
Couldst thou support
That burden, heavier than the earth to bear? Par. Lost, b. x.
None of the things they are to learn, should ever be made a burden to them, or imposed on them as a task. John Locke.
Deaf, giddy, helpless, left alone,
To all my friends a burden grown. Jonathan Swift.
Thou hadst a wife once, called Æmilia,
That bore thee at a burden two fair sons. William Shakespeare.
At ev’ry close she made, th’ attending throng
Reply’d, and bore the burden of the song. John Dryden, Fab.
To load; to incumber.
Etymology: from the noun.
Burden not thyself above thy power. Ecclus, xiii. 2.
I mean not that other men be eased, and you burdened. Cor. viii. 13.
that which is borne or carried; a load
that which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive
the capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden
the tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin
the proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace
a fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds
to encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load
to oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes
to impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable)
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
the drone of a bagpipe
Burden is a city in Cowley County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 535.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. byrthen—beran, to bear.]
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.]
bur′dn, n. (Spens.) a pilgrim's staff. [See Bourdon.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Is the quantity of contents or number of tons weight of goods or munitions which a ship will carry, when loaded to a proper sea-trim: and this is ascertained by certain fixed rules of measurement. The precise burden or burthen is about twice the tonnage, but then a vessel would be deemed deeply laden.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'burden' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3693
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'burden' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4603
Rank popularity for the word 'burden' in Nouns Frequency: #1388
The numerical value of burden in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of burden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
One of my biggest concerns was : How do I make sure that I am not a burden ? How do I make sure I'm not just taking up extra PPE unnecessarily ? i was also worried about the potential effects of getting Covid because many of us have seen people who are young and otherwise fairly healthy who have gotten very sick. So I think we all thought that there is a very real risk opting into this.
It's a burden that's very hard to bear, and I want to apologize again.
It takes the burden off other people having to contribute and it can be fun.
We felt a real burden and a responsibility to have success for this area and for the people who were going through such challenging times, and I thought that moment captured it where we all kind of came together, it's still one of my favorite pictures I've ever had in football. I have it in my office. I have it at my house. So many distinct memories of that time. Twenty years later, I mean, they're vivid. They're vivid and you can still feel them. Obviously, a very tragic time in our country's history.
It's clear in the entire industry that data protection triggers costs and compliance, and it's a burden that you don't have to such an extent in other countries like the United States, but so far the German manufacturing business has held its own.
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- عبء, حملArabic
- товар, бреме, обременявам, натоварвамBulgarian
- carga, càrregaCatalan, Valencian
- náklad, zatížení, zátěž, břemeno, bříměCzech
- byrde, læs, belastning, lastDanish
- Bürde, Last, Belastung, Verantwortung, Kummer, Sorge, belasten, beladen, aufbürden, beschwerenGerman
- carga, responsabilidad, preocupación, gravarSpanish
- kuorma, vastuu, taakka, kuormataFinnish
- burður, byrða, byrðiFaroese
- charge, fardeauFrench
- byrði, burðurIcelandic
- preoccupazione, carico, fardello, responsabilità, onere, gravare, appioppare, rifilareItalian
- 心配事, 負担, 積み荷Japanese
- 짐, 바리Korean
- bar, berpirsiyarîKurdish
- wahanga, whakawahaMāori
- last, bezwarenDutch
- byrde, belastning, ansvarNorwegian
- fardo, responsabilidade, obrigação, preocupação, cargaPortuguese
- бремя, тяжесть, нагрузка, ноша, груз, обуза, отяготить, обременять, обременить, отягощатьRussian
- brȅme, бре̏меSerbo-Croatian
- plikt, börda, belastning, belastaSwedish
- dinadalang mabigatTagalog
- yükümlülük, sorumluluk, yük, zahmetTurkish
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