What is burden?

  • (verb): Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to.
    Synonyms: charge, saddle
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Some articles on burden:

Malaria Vaccine
... The global burden of P ... It is unclear what the future will hold for disease burden trends ... 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 ...
Burden, Luxembourg
... Burden (Luxembourgish Biirden, German B├╝rden) is a small town in the commune of Erpeldange, in northern Luxembourg ...
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 ...
Annals Of The Twenty-Ninth Century - A Sample Quote
... 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 of ...
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 ... Willis unsuccessfully attempted to trade Burden, but ending up placing him on waivers and releasing him following the season ...

More definitions of "burden":

  • (noun): The central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse.
  • (noun): The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
    Synonyms: effect, essence, core, gist
  • (noun): Weight to be borne or conveyed.
    Synonyms: load, loading

Famous quotes containing the word burden:

    Our domestic problems are for the most part economic. We have our enormous debt to pay, and we are paying it. We have the high cost of government to diminish, and we are diminishing it. We have a heavy burden of taxation to reduce, and we are reducing it. But while remarkable progress has been made in these directions, the work is yet far from accomplished.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    God knows that any man who would seek the presidency of the United States is a fool for his pains. The burden is all but intolerable, and the things that I have to do are just as much as the human spirit can carry.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    Because of something told under the famished horn
    Of the hunter’s moon, that hung between the night and the day,
    To dream of women whose beauty was folded in dismay,
    Even in an old story, is a burden not to be borne.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)