bother-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: an inconvenient circumstance

Commentary: BOTHER[+state][+circumstance][+inconvenience]

It saves us the bother of having to go to the airport twice in one day.
John said it's no bother for him to make dinner tonight.
There has been some bother at work related to the labor strike.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: individual who is a nuisance

Commentary: BOTHER[+individual][+role][+nuisance]

The hyperactive child has been a bother the whole morning.
I hope I won't be a bother to you while I'm practicing the piano.
Sally's well-behaved labrador retriever is never a bother to anyone in the neighborhood.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)