burden n


  1. Load; weight; labor; work; difficulty; encumbrance; toil of carrying something heavy; [fig.] duty; responsibility; (see Matthew 11:30).
  2. Effort; exertion; trouble; inconvenience; [fig.] refrain; chorus; under song; bass part; bird call; musical accompaniment; recurrent verse of a song.
  3. Travail; sorrow; cross; [fig.] guilt; sin; grief; sorrow; (see Galatians 6:2).