Associations to the word «Burden»

Pictures for the word «Burden»

Wiktionary

BURDEN, noun. A heavy load.
BURDEN, noun. A responsibility, onus.
BURDEN, noun. A cause of worry; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
BURDEN, noun. The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry.
BURDEN, noun. (mining) The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
BURDEN, noun. (metalworking) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
BURDEN, noun. A fixed quantity of certain commodities.
BURDEN, noun. (obsolete) (rare) A birth.
BURDEN, noun. (medicine) The total amount of toxins, parasites, cancer cells, plaque or the such present in an organism.
BURDEN, verb. (transitive) To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).
BURDEN, verb. To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
BURDEN, noun. (music) A phrase or theme that recurs at the end of each verse in a folk song or ballad.
BURDEN, noun. The drone of a bagpipe.
BURDEN, noun. (obsolete) Theme, core idea.
BURDEN OF PERSUASION, noun. (legal) The duty upon a party in a legal proceeding to persuade the fact-finder to decide for that party on an assertion of fact; part of the burden of proof, sometimes loosely used as synonym for that term.
BURDEN OF PRODUCTION, noun. (legal) The duty upon a party in a legal proceeding to introduce enough evidence relating to an assertion of fact to have the issue be considered by the fact-finder rather than summarily dismissed or decided; part of the burden of proof.
BURDEN OF PROOF, noun. (legal) The duty of a party in a legal proceeding to prove an assertion of fact; it includes both the burden of production and the burden of persuasion; the onus probandi

Dictionary definition

BURDEN, noun. An onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind".
BURDEN, noun. Weight to be borne or conveyed.
BURDEN, noun. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
BURDEN, noun. The central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse.
BURDEN, verb. Weight down with a load.
BURDEN, verb. Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley