(of a vessel) required to yield to a vessel having the right of way.
Compare privileged (def 5).
that which is carried; load:
a horse’s burden of rider and pack.
that which is borne with difficulty; obligation; onus:
the burden of leadership.
the weight of a ship’s cargo.
the carrying capacity of a ship.
Mining. overburden (def 3).
Metallurgy. the minerals charged into a blast furnace or steelmaking furnace.
Accounting. overhead (def 6).
to load heavily.
to load oppressively; trouble.
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something that is carried; load
something that is exacting, oppressive, or difficult to bear: the burden of responsibility, related adjective onerous
the cargo capacity of a ship
the weight of a ship’s cargo
(sometimes foll by up) to put or impose a burden on; load
to weigh down; oppress: the old woman was burdened with cares
a line of words recurring at the end of each verse of a ballad or similar song; chorus or refrain
the principal or recurrent theme of a speech, book, etc
another word for bourdon
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a chest of drawers, often with a mirror at the top. a division of a government department or an independent administrative unit. an office for collecting or distributing news or information, coordinating work, or performing specified services; agency: a travel bureau; a news bureau. Chiefly British. a desk or writing table with drawers for papers. […]