burden

Part of speech: noun

The refrain of a song.

Part of speech: verb

To load; oppress.

Part of speech: verb

To load or overload.

Part of speech: noun

Something heavy to bear; a load.

Part of speech: noun

The carrying capacity of a vessel.

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Usage examples "burden":

  1. " We can judge better than our neighbours whether the burden is more than we can bear," answered the dame; " so you see, Mr Gaffin, that need not make any one uneasy on our account." - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. I'm afraid she may find the house rather a burden after Laura has gone away. - "His Family", Ernest Poole.
  3. Who would burden themselves with such a set of great, rough lads as those, if they could help it? - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.