Definitions for burden

Definitions for (noun) burden

Main entry: burden, load, loading

Definition: weight to be borne or conveyed

Main entry: burden, incumbrance, load, encumbrance, onus

Definition: an onerous or difficult concern

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

Main entry: burden

Definition: the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

Main entry: core, effect, gist, essence, burden

Definition: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Definitions for (verb) burden

Main entry: charge, burden, saddle

Definition: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

Usage: He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend

Main entry: burden, burthen, weight, weight down

Definition: weight down with a load

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