Definition of cumber in English:
verb[with object] dated
1Hamper or hinder: they were cumbered with greatcoats and swords
More example sentences
- He cumbers himself never about consequences, about interests: he gives an independent, genuine verdict.
- That's what I am cumbered with but I have come here to do a job that the people have committed me to do.
- But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?
nounarchaic Back to top
Middle English (in the sense 'overthrow, destroy'): probably from encumber.
Definition of cumber in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan