End vs Burden - What's the difference?

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End is a related term of burden.

As nouns the difference between end and burden

is that end is a key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line while burden is .

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(en noun)
  • (rfc-sense) The final point of something in space or time.
  • * 1908: (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows)
  • they followed him... into a sort of a central hall; out of which they could dimly see other long tunnel-like passages branching, passages mysterious and without apparent end .
  • * , chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=I told him about everything I could think of; and what I couldn't think of he did. He asked about six questions during my yarn, but every question had a point to it. At the end he bowed and thanked me once more. As a thanker he was main-truck high; I never see anybody so polite.}}
  • The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.
  • Is there no end to this madness?
  • Death, especially miserable.
  • He met a terrible end in the jungle.
    I hope the end comes quickly.
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • Confound your hidden falsehood, and award / Either of you to be the other's end .
  • * (rfdate) Alexander Pope
  • unblamed through life, lamented in thy end
  • Result.
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • O that a man might know / The end of this day's business ere it come!
  • A purpose, goal, or aim.
  • * (rfdate) Dryden
  • Losing her, the end of living lose.
  • * (rfdate) Coleridge
  • When every man is his own end , all things will come to a bad end.
  • * 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.21:
  • There is a long argument to prove that foreign conquest is not the end of the State, showing that many people took the imperialist view.
  • (cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
  • (American football) The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
  • * 1926 , , (The Great Gatsby) , Penguin 2000, p. 11:
  • Her husband, among various physical accomplishments, had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven [...].
  • (curling) A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion.
  • (mathematics) An ideal point of a graph or other complex.
  • That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap.
  • odds and ends
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • I clothe my naked villainy / With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ, / And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
  • One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "end": final, ultimate, deep, happy, etc.


    * (final point in space or time) conclusion, limit, terminus, termination * See also


    * (final point of something) beginning, start

    Derived terms

    * at the end of the day * big end * bitter end * dead-end * East End * -ended * endless * endlike * endly * End of Days * end of the line * end of the road * endpaper * end piece, endpiece * end product * endsay * end times * end-to-end * endward * endways, endwise * high-end * know which end is up * living end * loose end * low-end * make ends meet * off the deep end * on end * rear end * short end of the stick * split end * The End * tight end * to this end * up-end * West End * week-end, weekend * without end


    (en verb)
  • (ergative) To finish, terminate.
  • * Bible, (w) ii. 2
  • On the seventh day God ended his work.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • I shall end this strife.
  • * 1896 , , (A Shropshire Lad), XLV, lines 7-8:
  • But play the man, stand up and end you
    When your sickness is your soul.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-11-09, volume=409, issue=8861, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= How to stop the fighting, sometimes , passage=Ending civil wars is hard. Hatreds within countries often run far deeper than between them. The fighting rarely sticks to battlefields, as it can do between states. Civilians are rarely spared. And there are no borders to fall back behind.}}

    Derived terms

    * ending * end up * never-ending * unending





    (wikipedia burden)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) burden, birden, burthen, birthen, byrthen, from (etyl) byrden, .

    Alternative forms

    * burthen (archaic)


    (en noun)
  • A heavy load.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • There were four or five men in the vault already, and I could hear more coming down the passage, and guessed from their heavy footsteps that they were carrying burdens .
  • A responsibility, onus.
  • A cause of worry; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Deaf, giddy, helpless, left alone, / To all my friends a burden grown.
  • The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry.
  • a ship of a hundred tons burden
  • (mining) The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
  • (metalworking) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
  • (Raymond)
  • A fixed quantity of certain commodities.
  • A burden of gad steel is 120 pounds.
  • (obsolete, rare) A birth.
  • That bore thee at a burden two fair sons


    (en verb)
  • To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word ).
  • to burden a nation with taxes
  • * Bible, 2 Corinthians viii. 13
  • I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened .
  • * Shakespeare
  • My burdened heart would break.
  • To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
  • * Coleridge
  • It is absurd to burden this act on Cromwell.
    Derived terms
    * burdensome * beast of burden

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bordon. See bourdon.


    (en noun)
  • (music) A phrase or theme that recurs at the end of each verse in a folk song or ballad.
  • * 1610 , , act 1 scene 2
  • [...] Foot it featly here and there; / And, sweet sprites, the burden bear.
  • * 1846 ,
  • As commonly used, the refrain, or burden , not only is limited to lyric verse, but depends for its impression upon the force of monotone - both in sound and thought.
  • The drone of a bagpipe.
  • (Ruddiman)
  • (obsolete) Theme, core idea.
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