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Another word for burden

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Noun
  1. The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

      1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      2. To cause to project or extend:
      3. To force into a specified condition or situation:
      1. The general course or character of something:
      2. The word, phrase, or subject with which the vehicle of a metaphor is identified, as life in
      3. The general meaning; the purport or drift:
      1. A characteristic likelihood:
      2. A predisposition to think, act, or proceed in a particular way:
      3. A characteristic pattern or point of view:
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; claim or profess:
      2. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
      3. Intention; purpose:
      1. The denotation, referent, or idea associated with a word or phrase:
      2. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
      3. An interpreted goal, intent, or end:
      1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
      2. The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
      3. Firmly fixed; concentrated:
      1. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
      2. To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
      3. To live or behave without a clear purpose or goal:
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
    See also:

    meaning

  2. The general sense or significance, as of an action or statement

      1. The general course or character of something:
      2. The word, phrase, or subject with which the vehicle of a metaphor is identified, as life in
      3. The general meaning; the purport or drift:
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; claim or profess:
      2. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
      3. Intention; purpose:
      1. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
      2. To receive (data) into one program from another.
      3. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify:
      1. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
      2. To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
      3. To live or behave without a clear purpose or goal:
      1. The total of two or more quantities; the aggregate.
      2. A number; a sum.
      3. A principal plus its interest, as in a loan.
  3. Something carried physically

      1. Something, such as a tax or duty, that is imposed.
      2. The weight a horse must carry in a handicap race.
      1. A weight or mass that is supported:
      2. The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces.
      3. Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal:
      1. To pull or drag forcibly:
      2. To transport, as with a truck or cart:
      3. To cause (oneself) to move, especially slowly or laboriously:
      1. Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
      2. A burden; a load.
      3. Commercial transportation of goods.
      1. The freight carried by a ship, an aircraft, or another vehicle.
  4. Something hard to bear physically or emotionally

      1. Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering:
      2. An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
      1. A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      2. An instance of such a proceeding:
      3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      1. An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times.
      2. The cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
      3. A crucifix.
      1. A condition of pain, suffering, or distress:
      2. A cause of pain, suffering, or distress:
  5. A duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship

      1. A pain in the head.
      2. Something, such as a problem, that causes annoyance or trouble.
      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. A contribution for the support of a government required of persons, groups, or businesses within the domain of that government.
      2. A fee or dues levied on the members of an organization to meet its expenses.
      3. A burdensome or excessive demand; a strain.
      1. A difficult or disagreeable responsibility or necessity; a burden or obligation.
      2. Responsibility for an error or fault; blame:
      3. The burden of proof:
      1. One of a pair of cylindrical stones used in a mill for grinding grain.
      2. A source of worry or distress:
      3. An obstacle to success.
  6. An act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion

      1. The state, quality, or fact of being responsible.
      2. Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.
      1. A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise, that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action:
      2. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
      3. A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
      1. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
      2. Something required or wanted; a requisite:
      3. Necessity; obligation:
      1. To be obliged or required by morality, law, or custom:
      2. To be compelled, as by a physical necessity or requirement:
      3. Used to express a command or admonition:
      1. Necessary or urgent:
      2. Expressing a command or plea; peremptory:
      3. Of, relating to, or constituting the mood that expresses a command or request.
      1. An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
      2. Required action or service:
      3. Active military service:
      1. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
      2. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
      3. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
      1. To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on:
      2. To instruct or urge authoritatively; command:
      3. To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
    See also:

    obligation

Verb
  1. To place a burden or heavy load on

      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. A contribution for the support of a government required of persons, groups, or businesses within the domain of that government.
      2. A fee or dues levied on the members of an organization to meet its expenses.
      3. A burdensome or excessive demand; a strain.
      1. A leather seat for a rider, secured on an animal's back by a girth.
      2. Similar tack used for attaching a pack to an animal.
      3. The padded part of a driving harness fitting over a horse's back.
      1. A weight or mass that is supported:
      2. The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces.
      3. Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal:
      1. To load with or as if with cargo.
      2. To place (something) as a load for or as if for shipment.
      3. To burden or oppress; weigh down.
      1. Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
      2. A burden; a load.
      3. Commercial transportation of goods.
      1. to hold back the motion or action of, as with a burden; hinder; hamper
      2. to fill in such a way as to obstruct; block up; obstruct
      3. to load or weigh down, as with claims, debts, etc.; burden
      1. to hinder by obstruction or interference; hamper
      2. to burden in a troublesome way
      3. to perplex or distress
      1. To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on:
      2. To instruct or urge authoritatively; command:
      3. To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
    See also:

    over

Another word for burden

Noun
  1. Something carried

      1. A collection of items tied up or wrapped; a bundle.
      2. A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
      3. The amount, as of food, that is processed and packaged at one time or in one season.
      1. Goods carried by a vessel or vehicle, especially by a commercial carrier; cargo.
      2. A burden; a load.
      3. Commercial transportation of goods.
      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. A weight or mass that is supported:
      2. The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces.
      3. Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal:
  2. Anything hard to support or endure

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