millstone

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. burden, deadweight; handicap. See hindrance.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A grinder]
Syn. stone, chopper, mill; see grinder 1 , tool 1 .
2. [A burden]
Syn. impediment, load, albatross, responsibility; see difficulty 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
burden, weight, load, cross, affliction, encumbrance, albatross.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship: burden1, onus, tax, weight. Informal: headache. See HEAVY, OVER.

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  • Millstone — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Millstone (Connecticut) Millstone (Kentucky) Millstone (New Jersey) Millstone (Pennsylvania) Millstone (Tennessee) Millstone (Virginia) Millstone (West Virginia) Flüsse: Millstone River …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • MILLSTONE — (Heb. רֵחַיִם), an instrument used for grinding grain. The word has a dual ending, indicating an instrument composed of two parts: an upper millstone (Heb. rekhev, Deut. 24:6) and a lower millstone (talmudic Heb. shekhev), which, however, was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Millstone — Mill stone , n. One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance in a mill[1]. [1913 Webster] No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge. Deut. xxiv. 6. [1913 Webster] Note: The cellular siliceous rock… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Millstone — Borough de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Millstone — Millstone, NJ U.S. borough in New Jersey Population (2000): 410 Housing Units (2000): 173 Land area (2000): 0.749397 sq. miles (1.940929 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.749397 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Millstone, NJ — U.S. borough in New Jersey Population (2000): 410 Housing Units (2000): 173 Land area (2000): 0.749397 sq. miles (1.940929 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.749397 sq. miles (1.940929 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • millstone — index incumbrance (burden) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • millstone — (n.) O.E. mylenstan, from MILL (Cf. mill) (n.1) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.). Figurative sense of a burden (1720) is from Matt. xviii:6 …   Etymology dictionary

  • millstone — [n] burden accountability, affliction, albatross*, anxiety, ball and chain*, blame, charge, concern, cross, deadweight, difficulty, encumbrance, grievance, hardship, hindrance, load, mental weight, misfortune, onus, punishment, responsibility,… …   New thesaurus

  • millstone — ► NOUN 1) each of a pair of circular stones used for grinding grain. 2) a burden of responsibility …   English terms dictionary

  • millstone — [mil′stōn΄] n. 1. either of a pair of large, flat, round stones between which grain or other substances are ground 2. stone used for these, usually a hard sandstone or conglomerate 3. a heavy burden 4. something that grinds, pulverizes, or… …   English World dictionary

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