- the weight of a ship's cargo.
- the carrying capacity of a ship.
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OTHER WORDS FROM burdenbur·den·er, nounbur·den·less, adjective
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In actions that address climate change, there are actions that can promote equity, actions that can help us forestall pandemics, and that can at some of the biggest disease burdens in the world.Why fighting climate change is key to America’s health|Erika Fry|September 16, 2020|Fortune
That collective burden will drag down regional incomes by roughly 10%, amounting to one of the largest transfers of wealth in American history, as people who live farther north will benefit from that change and see their fortunes rise.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Stanley Fischer, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve, said Friday in a Bloomberg Television interview that a low interest-rate burden means the Fed can do more to bolster the economy.America’s $20 trillion debt is getting cheaper as it grows|McKenna Moore|September 12, 2020|Fortune
The benefit we have is we don’t have the burden of traditional media.‘We don’t have the burden of traditional media’: Confessions of an upstart agency holding group MD|Seb Joseph|September 7, 2020|Digiday
Maybe the user will not do that, and the burden shouldn’t be on the individual to make these decisions.Eight case studies on regulating biometric technology show us a path forward|Karen Hao|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“If Charleston harbor needs improvement, let the commerce of Charleston bear the burden,” he said.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The constitutional problem with this ruling, experts say, is that it places an extra burden on women for being pregnant.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences|Emily Shire|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the reason such waiting lists exist is that funding everyone would be a financial burden states could not bear.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There are indications that decriminalization can reduce the burden on criminal justice systems,” the report said.
“No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income,” he warned.
The rich Chinese were robbed and the labouring class were pressed into service fit for beasts of burden.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
She could not be anything but a burden and a torment; her last years would probably be dreadful, both for herself and for others.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Under ordinary circumstances these men can travel with their burden from twenty to thirty miles a day.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Hence, in their professed attempt to aid the memory, they really impose a new and additional burden upon it.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The financial burden of the war, as the full measure of it dawned upon our minds, seemed to betoken a universal bankruptcy.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for burden (1 of 2)
- the cargo capacity of a ship
- the weight of a ship's cargo