Dictionary Results for burden

1. burden - noun

· an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

Synonym(s): load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus

Hypernym(s): concern, worry, headache, vexation

2. burden - noun

· weight to be borne or conveyed

Synonym(s): load, loading

Hypernym(s): weight

3. burden - noun

· the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Synonym(s): effect, essence, core, gist

Hypernym(s): meaning, significance, signification, import

4. burden - noun

· the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

Hypernym(s): idea, thought

5. burden - verb

· weight down with a load

Synonym(s): burthen, weight, weight_down

Hypernym(s): charge

Antonym(s): unburden

6. burden - verb

· impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

Synonym(s): charge, saddle

Hypernym(s): command, require

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