|1.||[ noun ] an onerous or difficult concern|
|Synonyms:||encumbrance load onus incumbrance|
"the burden of responsibility" "that's a load off my mind"
|Related terms:||concern dead_weight fardel pill imposition charge|
|2.||[ noun ] weight to be borne or conveyed|
|Related terms:||weight overload millstone overload dead_load live_load burthen|
|3.||[ noun ] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work|
|Synonyms:||effect gist core essence|
|4.||[ verb ] impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to|
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
|Related terms:||command overburden overwhelm adjure bear_down|
|5.||[ verb ] weight down with a load|
|Synonyms:||weight weight_down burthen|
|Related terms:||unburden charge saddle plumb overburden weight|
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2327|
|7.||[ noun ] the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse|