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Burden

Bur´den   Pronunciation: bûr´d'n
n.1.That which is borne or carried; a load.
Plants with goodly burden bowing.
- Shak.
2.That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
Deaf, giddy, helpless, left alone,
To all my friends a burden grown.
- Swift.
3.The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden.
4.(Mining) The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
5.(Metal.) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
6.A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.
7.A birth.
Beast of burden
an animal employed in carrying burdens.
Burden of proof
(Law) the duty of proving a particular position in a court of law, a failure in the performance of which duty calls for judgment against the party on whom the duty is imposed.
v. t.1.To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load.
[imp. & p. p. Burdened ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Burdening ( ).]
I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened.
- 2 Cor. viii. 13.
2.To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
My burdened heart would break.
- Shak.
3.To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
It is absurd to burden this act on Cromwell.
- Coleridge.
n.1.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.
I would sing my song without a burden.
- Shak.
2.The drone of a bagpipe.
1.A club.
Noun1.Burdenburden - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
2.Burdenburden - weight to be borne or conveyed
Synonyms: load, loading
3.burden - the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
Synonyms: gist, essence, effect, core
4.burden - the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
Verb1.burden - weight down with a load
Antonyms:
disburden, unburden - take the burden off; remove the burden from; "unburden the donkey"
2.burden - impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
Synonyms: saddle, charge
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Browse
bur grass
Bur marigold
bur oak
bur reed
bur-reed family
Bura
Burbage
Burbank
Burberry
burble
burbling
burbly
Burbolt
Burbot
Burchell's zebra
Burdelais
-- Burden --
burden of proof
burdened
Burdener
burdenless
Burdenous
Burdensome
burdensomeness
Burdock
Burdon
Bureau
bureau de change
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
Bureau of Customs
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Bureau of Intelligence and Research
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