What is burden?

  • (noun): The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
    Synonyms: effect, essence, core, gist
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Burden Of A Day
... Burden of a Day was/is a post-hardcore band from Sarasota, Florida, formed in January 2000 ... Burden of a Day started as a worship band in church, until they were moved to reach out to people with their music ... Most of the members of Burden of a Day are still together, working on their new, untitled album ...
Luther Burden - Professional Basketball
... Burden was drafted by the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association and the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ... In the 1976-77 season, Burden got into 61 games for the Knicks in a backup role, averaging 10 minutes and 5.7 points per game ... in the 77-78 season Knicks coach Willis Reed became frustrated with Burden's lack of defensive play, and sent him to the disabled list for the remainder of the season after he played in just two ...
Burden, Luxembourg
... Burden (Luxembourgish Biirden, German B├╝rden) is a small town in the commune of Erpeldange, in northern Luxembourg ...
Malaria Vaccine
... The global burden of P ... It is unclear what the future will hold for disease burden trends ... If political will and funding is maintained, the disease burden could drop further if as in the past funding lapses or clinically significant resistance develops to the main antimalarial drugs and ...
Annals Of The Twenty-Ninth Century - A Sample Quote
... elephants, a thousand rhinoceroses, 180,000 monkeys and 15,000 other beasts of draught and burden could be officered with perfect ease by as few as one thousand naturalists ... Birds of burden and fish of burden were in like manner drafted into the ranks of the zoological army, and, being subjected to similar training, were brought to a similar degree ...

More definitions of "burden":

  • (verb): Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to.
    Synonyms: charge, saddle
  • (noun): The central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse.
  • (noun): Weight to be borne or conveyed.
    Synonyms: load, loading

Famous quotes containing the word burden:

    Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, The emptiness of ages in his face, And on his back the burden of the world.
    Edwin Markham (1852–1940)

    [Exchange] the galling burden of bachelorship for the easy yoke of matrimony.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)