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Definitions of burden

  1. weight down with a load Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. weight to be borne or conveyed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The refrain of a song. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. That which is borne or carried; a load. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A birth. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable). Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The drone of a bagpipe. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A club. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. That which is borne or carried; a load; something grievous, wearisome, or oppressive; a chorus or refrain; a topic of conversation; the gist of a matter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To load; to lay a weight upon; to put too much upon; hence, to oppress. Also, burthen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. A load: weight: cargo: that which is grievous, oppressive, or difficult to bear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To load: to oppress: to encumber. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Part of a song repeated at the end of every stanza, refrain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To load; oppress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. What is borne; a load; the refrain or chorus of a song. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To load or overload. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Something heavy to bear; a load. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The carrying capacity of a vessel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Something borne or carried; a load; anything that is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive to bear; quantity that a ship will carry; cargo. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. The verse repeated in a song at the end of each verse: the chorus; that which is often repeated, or on which one dwells. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To load; to encumber; to oppress. See Bear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Sometimes written burthen, something carried; a load; something grievous or oppressive; the prevailing sentiment in a song; the chorus; a ship's capacity for carrying. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To lay on a load; to oppress. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. A load of any kind ( Exodus 23:5 ). biblestudytools.com
  37. A severe task ( Exodus 2:11 ). biblestudytools.com
  38. A difficult duty, requiring effort ( Exodus 18:22 ). biblestudytools.com
  39. A prophecy of a calamitous or disastrous nature ( Isaiah 13:1 ; 17:1 ; Habakkuk 1:1 , etc.). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Burden". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  40. Theme, core idea; A heavy load; A responsibility, onus; A cause of worry; To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word). thelawdictionary.org
  41. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. bur'dn, n. (Spens.) a pilgrim's staff. [See BOURDON.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  44. (usu. -den exc. =tonnage). Load (lit., or of labour, duty, sorrow, &c.; b. of proof, obligation to prove falling on maker of statement); obligatory expense; ship\'s carrying-capacity, tonnage: bearing of loads (ship, beast, of b.); (bibl.) oracle, heavy fate; (=obs. senses of BOURDON) refrain, chorus, of song, chief theme or gist of poem, book, speech, &c. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. Load (lit. & fig.), encumber, oppress, tax. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. (Naut.) The amount of tons weight which a ship can carry ; rather less than twice her tonnage. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  47. [Fr.] Of a song, the refrain at the end of each stanza. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  48. The bass of the bagpipe. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  49. n. [Anglo-Saxon] That which is borne or carried;—any thing grievous, wearisome, or oppressive;—a fixed quantity; load; weight; freight;—the capacity of a ship to hold goods;—cargo. Cabinet Dictionary
  50. n. [French] The verse repeated in a song; refrain; the main topic or theme. Cabinet Dictionary
  51. A load; something grievous; a birth; the verse repeated in a song. Complete Dictionary

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