Definition of burden


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • burden is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 9 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • burden is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 12 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of burden

  • weight down with a load (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. burthen
    2. weight
    3. weight down

  • the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. core
    2. effect
    3. essence
    4. gist

  • weight to be borne or conveyed (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. load
    2. loading

  • an onerous or difficult concern (noun)

    Examples

    1. the burden of responsibility

    Synonyms

    1. encumbrance
    2. incumbrance
    3. load
    4. onus

  • impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. charge
    2. saddle

  • the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse (noun)

See definition of burden in Merriam Webster