beast of burden
- ,beast of `burden noun count OLD-FASHIONEDan animal that is used for carrying heavy things, for example a DONKEY or a CAMELbeat2beat 2 [ bit ] noun count **1. ) one of the regular sounds or movements of your heart:a heart rate of 65 beats a minuteskip/miss a beat: Her heart seemed to miss a beat.a ) the series of regular sounds or movements as your heart pumps blood around your body:I could feel the beat of his heart.2. ) usually singular the main pattern of sounds in a piece of music, or the strongest sounds in this pattern:I'd like you to tap out the beat on the table.music with a slow pulsating beata ) a single regular sound or a series of regular sounds, especially of two things hitting together:the sound of a single drum beatbeat of: the beat of horses' hoovesb ) a unit of measurement for a piece of music. Each MEASURE has a particular number of beats:A waltz has three beats in each measure.3. ) usually singular an area that a police officer has responsibility for and must walk around regularly:walk/pound/patrol the beat: The two officers used to walk the beat together.on the beat (=walking around an area): We intend to increase the number of police on the beat.beat3beat 3 [ bit ] adjective SPOKENvery tired:I'm going to bed now I'm beat.
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Beast of Burden — est une chanson du groupe de rock britannique The Rolling Stones sortie en 1978 sur l album Some Girls. En 2004, le magazine Rolling Stone a classé cette chanson à la 435e position de leur liste des 500 plus grandes chansons de tous les temps. La … Wikipédia en Français
Beast of burden — may refer to:* A pack animal * A working animal * Beast of Burden (song), originally written and performed by The Rolling Stones * Beast of Burden ( Stargate SG 1 ), a television episode … Wikipedia
Beast of burden — Burden Bur den (b[^u] d n), n. [Written also burthen.] [OE. burden, burthen, birthen, birden, AS. byr[eth]en; akin to Icel. byr[eth]i, Dan. byrde, Sw. b[ o]rda, G. b[ u]rde, OHG. burdi, Goth. ba[ u]r[thorn]ei, fr. the root of E. bear, AS. beran,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
beast of burden — index animal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
beast of burden — n old use an animal that does heavy work … Dictionary of contemporary English
beast of burden — ► NOUN ▪ an animal used for carrying loads … English terms dictionary
beast of burden — n. any animal used for carrying things … English World dictionary
beast of burden — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms beast of burden : singular beast of burden plural beasts of burden old fashioned an animal that is used for carrying heavy things, for example a donkey or a camel … English dictionary
beast of burden — noun an animal such as a donkey or ox or elephant used for transporting loads or doing other heavy work • Syn: ↑jument • Derivationally related forms: ↑jumentous (for: ↑jument) • Hypernyms: ↑work animal … Useful english dictionary
beast of burden — beasts of burden N COUNT A beast of burden is an animal such as an ox or a donkey that is used for carrying or pulling things … English dictionary