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King James Bible Dictionary

 

Burden

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Burden

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).

4. A prophecy of a calamitous or disastrous nature (Isaiah 13:1; 17:1; Habakkuk 1:1, etc.).


Naves Topical Index
Burden

Figurative:

Of oppressions
Isaiah 58:6; Matthew 23:4; Luke 11:46; Galatians 6:2

Of the prophetic message
Isaiah 13:1; Isaiah 15:1; Isaiah 17:1; Isaiah 19:1


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Burden

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.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Burdened

BURD'ENED, participle passive Loaded with weight; incumbered; oppressed.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Burdener

BURD'ENER, noun One who loads; an oppressor


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Burdenous

BURD'ENOUS, adjective Grievous; heavy to be borne; oppressive.

1. Cumbersome; useless.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Burdensome

BURD'ENSOME, adjective Heavy; grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Burdensomeness

BURD'ENSOMENESS, noun The quality of being burdensome; heaviness; oppressiveness.