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

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

Related terms: concern dead_weight fardel pill imposition charge
2. [ noun ] (business) a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
Synonyms: encumbrance
Related terms: charge
3. [ noun ] any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
Synonyms: hitch preventive preventative encumbrance interference hindrance
Related terms: obstruction clog speed_bump impede
Similar spelling:   incumbent