Burden vs. Burdon

Burden vs. Burdon — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Burden and Burdon

Burdennoun

Something that is carried.

Burdonnoun

A mule born of a horse and a she-ass.

Burdennoun

Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.

Burdennoun

A source of great worry or stress; weight

The burden of economic sacrifice rests on the workers of the plant.

Burdennoun

A responsibility or duty

The burden of organizing the campaign fell to me.

Burdennoun

A principal or recurring idea; a theme

"The burden of what he said was to defend enthusiastically the conservative aristocracy" (J.A. Froude).

Burdennoun

A drone, as of a bagpipe or pedal point.

Burdennoun

(Archaic) The chorus or refrain of a composition.

Burdennoun

(Archaic) The bass accompaniment to a song.

Burdennoun

The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.

Burdennoun

The weight of the cargo carried by a vessel at one time.

Burdennoun

The amount of a disease-causing entity present in an organism.

Burdenverb

To cause difficulty or distress to; distress or oppress.

Burdenverb

To load or overload.

Burdennoun

A heavy load.

Burdennoun

A responsibility, onus.

Burdennoun

A cause of worry; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.

Burdennoun

The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry.

a ship of a hundred tons burden

Burdennoun

(mining) The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.

Burdennoun

(metalworking) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.

Burdennoun

A fixed quantity of certain commodities.

A burden of gad steel is 120 pounds.

Burdennoun

A birth.

That bore thee at a burden two fair sons

Burdennoun

(medicine) The total amount of toxins, parasites, cancer cells, plaque or the such present in an organism.

Burdennoun

(music) A phrase or theme that recurs at the end of each verse in a folk song or ballad.

Burdennoun

The drone of a bagpipe.

Burdennoun

(obsolete) Theme, core idea.

Burdenverb

(transitive) To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).

to burden a nation with taxes

Burdenverb

To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).

Burdennoun

an onerous or difficult concern;

the burden of responsibilitythat's a load off my mind

Burdennoun

weight to be borne or conveyed

Burdennoun

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Burdennoun

the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

Burdenverb

weight down with a load

Burdenverb

impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to;

He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend