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ˈbɜr ðənbur·then

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burthenverb

    a variant of `burden'

  2. burden, burthen, weight, weight downverb

    weight down with a load


  1. burthennoun

    The tonnage of a ship based on the number of tuns of wine that it could carry in its holds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burthen

    see Burden

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burthen

    bur′thn, n. and v.t. For Burden.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. burthen

    See BURDEN.

Editors Contribution

  1. burthen

    burthen is used as a substitute for " chorus " or "refrain " in many of Jerome Kern 's published songs.

    " Jerome Kern used the lovely old-fashioned word "burthen" instead of "refrain" which is why I publish my songs under the aegis of Burthen Music. "

    Submitted by anonymous on June 5, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burthen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burthen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of burthen in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? — On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependance on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty.

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    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
    • A. peccadillo
    • B. canopy
    • C. concoction
    • D. crate

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