verb[with object] • dated
- 1Hamper or hinder: they were cumbered with greatcoats and swordsMore 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?
noun• archaic Back to top
Middle English (in the sense 'overthrow, destroy'): probably from encumber.
More definitions of cumberDefinition of cumber in:
- The US English dictionary