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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Annals Of The Twenty-Ninth Century - A Sample Quote
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... However, 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 ...
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 ...

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:

    Work is a responsibility most adults assume, a burden at times, a complication, but also a challenge that, like children, requires enormous energy and that holds the potential for qualitative, as well as quantitative, rewards. Isn’t this the only constructive perspective for women who have no choice but to work? And isn’t it a more healthy attitude for women writhing with guilt because they choose to compound the challenges of motherhood with work they enjoy?
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)

    ... it is probable that in a fit of generosity the men of the United States would have enfranchised its women en masse; and the government now staggering under the ballots of ignorant, irresponsible men, must have gone down under the additional burden of the votes which would have been thrown upon it, by millions of ignorant, irresponsible women.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (b. 1898)