|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)|
|3.||[ noun ] any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome|
|Synonyms:||hitch preventive preventative encumbrance interference hindrance|
|Related terms:||obstruction clog speed_bump impede|