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.
the main point, message, or idea.
Music. the refrain or recurring chorus of a song.
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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
a composite plant of the genus Arctium, especially A. lappa, a coarse, broad-leaved weed bearing prickly heads of burs that stick to the clothing. Historical Examples Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1 Various Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 6. Josiah Allen’s Wife (Marietta Holley) The Invisible Man H. G. Wells The Rival Campers […]
(in England) a tenure whereby burgesses or townspeople held lands or tenements of the king or other lord, usually for a fixed money rent. (in Scotland) tenure directly from the crown of property in royal burghs in return for the service of watching and warding. Historical Examples An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial […]
a seaport in E Bulgaria, on the Black Sea. burka. Contemporary Examples Israeli Cabinet Minister and IDF General Celebrate Illegal Outpost Settlement Orly Halpern July 18, 2013 Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII) Various noun a port in SE Bulgaria […]
the small, immature fruit of a variety of cucumber, used in pickling. Also called bur gherkin, gooseberry gourd, West Indian gherkin. the small, spiny fruit of a tropical vine, Cucumis anguria, of the gourd family, used in pickling. the plant yielding this fruit. a small pickle, especially one made from this fruit. Historical Examples Punch […]
the appointed head of a fortress. the hereditary governor of a castle or town. Historical Examples In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers The Path of the King John Buchan The Forerunners Romain Rolland The Story of Bruges Ernest Gilliat-Smith In The Fire Of […]