1. [ noun ] an onerous or difficult concern
Synonyms: encumbrance load onus incumbrance

"the burden of responsibility" "that's a load off my mind"

Related terms: concern dead_weight fardel pill imposition charge
2. [ noun ] weight to be borne or conveyed
Synonyms: load loading
Related terms: weight overload millstone overload dead_load live_load burthen
3. [ noun ] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
Synonyms: effect gist core essence
Related terms: meaning
4. [ verb ] impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
Synonyms: saddle charge

"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

Related terms: command overburden overwhelm adjure bear_down
5. [ verb ] weight down with a load
Synonyms: weight weight_down burthen
Related terms: unburden charge saddle plumb overburden weight
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2327
7. [ noun ] the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
Related terms: idea
Similar spelling:   burdened