- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H4480 Used 1 time
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1. A load of any kind (Exodus 23:5).
2. A severe task (Exodus 2:11).
3. A difficult duty, requiring effort (Exodus 18:22).
BURD'EN, noun burd'n; written also burthen. [Latin fero, or porto.]
1. That which is borne or carried; a load. Hence,
2. That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome or oppressive.
3. A birth.
4. The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each verse; the chorus; so called from the application of this word to the drone or base, and the pipe or string which plays it, in an instrument. A chord which is to be divided, to perform the intervals of music, when open and undivided, is also called the burden
5. In common language, that which is often repeated; a subject on which one dwells.
6. A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.
7. The contents of a ship; the quantity or number of tons, a vessel will carry; as a ship of a hundred tons burden
8. A club. [Not in use.]
BURD'EN, verb transitive burd'n. To load; to lay on a heavy load; to incumber with weight. Hence,
1. To oppress with any thing grievous; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
2. To surcharge; as, to burden the memory.
BURD'ENED, participle passive Loaded with weight; incumbered; oppressed.
BURD'ENER, noun One who loads; an oppressor
BURD'ENOUS, adjective Grievous; heavy to be borne; oppressive.
1. Cumbersome; useless.
BURD'ENSOME, adjective Heavy; grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive.
BURD'ENSOMENESS, noun The quality of being burdensome; heaviness; oppressiveness.