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Meaning & Definition of Burden in English

English

Burden

/bərdən/

noun

1. An onerous or difficult concern

  • "The burden of responsibility"
  • "That's a load off my mind"
    synonym:
  • burden
  • ,
  • load
  • ,
  • encumbrance
  • ,
  • incumbrance
  • ,
  • onus

2. Weight to be borne or conveyed

    synonym:
  • load
  • ,
  • loading
  • ,
  • burden

3. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

    synonym:
  • effect
  • ,
  • essence
  • ,
  • burden
  • ,
  • core
  • ,
  • gist

4. The central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

    synonym:
  • burden

verb

1. Weight down with a load

    synonym:
  • burden
  • ,
  • burthen
  • ,
  • weight
  • ,
  • weight down

2. Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

  • "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • saddle
  • ,
  • burden

Examples of using

The truth can be a burden sometimes.
Being a father can be a burden sometimes.
I don't want to be any more burden to my parents.