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Burden

Burden

WordNet



noun


(1)   Weight to be borne or conveyed
(2)   An onerous or difficult concern
"The burden of responsibility"
"That's a load off my mind"
(3)   The central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
(4)   The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

verb


(5)   Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
(6)   Weight down with a load
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. Theme, core idea.
  2. A heavy load.
  3. A responsibility, onus.
  4. A cause of worry.

Verb



  1. To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).