HyperDic: encumbrance

English > 3 senses of the word encumbrance:
NOUNcognitionencumbrance, burden, load, incumbrance, onusan onerous or difficult concern
possessionencumbrance, incumbrancea charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
artifactencumbrance, hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, incumbrance, interferenceany obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
English > encumbrance: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn onerous or difficult concern.
Synonymsburden, load, 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
English > encumbrance: 3 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA charge against property (as a lien or mortgage).
Synonymincumbrance
Broaderchargefinancial liabilities (such as a tax)
Spanishgravamen, hipoteca
English > encumbrance: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAny obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.
Synonymshindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, incumbrance, interference
NarrowerclogAny object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
speed bumpA hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
Broaderobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
Spanishestorbo, impedimenta, interferencia
Catalandestorb, impediment, interferència

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