HyperDic: burden

English > 6 senses of the word burden:
NOUNcognitionburden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onusan onerous or difficult concern
artifactburden, load, loadingweight to be borne or conveyed
communicationburden, effect, essence, core, gistthe central meaning / meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
cognitionburdenthe central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
VERBcontactburden, burthen, weight, weight downweight down with a load
communicationburden, charge, saddleimpose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
burden > pronunciation
Soundsber'dahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > burden: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn onerous or difficult concern.
Example"the burden of responsibility"
Synonymsload, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus
Narrowerdead weightAn oppressive encumbrance
fardelA burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)
impositionAn uncalled-for burden
pillSomething unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured
Broaderconcern, worry, headache, vexationSomething or someone that causes anxiety
Spanishcarga, peso, preocupación
Catalancarga, càrrega, pes, preocupació
Verbsburdenimpose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
English > burden: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningweight to be borne or conveyed.
Synonymsload, loading
NarrowerburthenA variant of 'burden'
dead loadA constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself
live load, superloadA variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic
millstoneAny load that is difficult to carry
overload, overburdenAn excessive burden
overloadAn electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
BroaderweightAn artifact that is heavy
Spanishcarga
Catalancàrrega
Verbsburdenweight down with a load
English > burden: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe central meaning / meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
Synonymseffect, essence, core, gist
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
Spanishesencia, meollo, núcleo
Catalancor, essència, nucli
English > burden: 6 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse.
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
English > burden: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningweight down with a load.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something with something
Synonymsburthen, weight, weight down
NarroweroverburdenLoad with excessive weight
plumbweight with lead
saddleLoad or burden
BroaderchargeFill or load to capacity
Oppositeunburden, disburdenTake the burden off
Spanishasignar un peso, cargar
Nounsburdenweight to be borne or conveyed
English > burden: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningimpose a task upon, assign a responsibility to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymscharge, saddle
Narroweradjurecommand solemnly
bear downExert a force or cause a strain / strain upon
overburdenburden with too much work or responsibility
overwhelm, deluge, flood outCharge someone with too many tasks
Broadercommand, requiremake someone do something
Spanishcargar, encargar, silla de montar
Catalancarregar, encarregar
Nounsburdenan onerous or difficult concern

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