Cumber Definition

To burden in a troublesome way.
Webster's New World
To hinder by obstruction or interference; hamper.
Webster's New World
To litter; clutter up.
Weeds cumbered the garden paths.
American Heritage
To perplex or distress.
Webster's New World
A hindrance; an encumbrance.
American Heritage
Anything that cumbers.
Webster's New World

Origin of Cumber

  • Middle English combren to annoy from Old French combrer from combre hindrance from Vulgar Latin comboros of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Middle English combren.

    From Wiktionary

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