That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden.
The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.
To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load.
To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
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.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. John F. Kennedy
All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I'd worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: 'Don't hide these things from me. I'd rather you ask me these things straight out, and I'll answer all your questions.' Marilyn Monroe
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible. Thomas a Kempis
burden in Afrikaans is laai, belaai
burden in Dutch is beladen, inladen, belasten, laden
burden in Finnish is lasti
burden in French is accablement, alourdissons, alourdir, alourdissez
burden in German is belaste, belasten, Last
burden in Italian is addossare, aggravio
burden in Latin is onus, onero, sarcina, gravo
burden in Norwegian is byrde
burden in Portuguese is carga
burden in Spanish is gravamen, carga, ajobo
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