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See also: Born, börn, børn, and -born

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From the verb to bear.

Verb

born

  1. past participle of bear; given birth to.
  2. (obsolete) past participle of bear in other senses.
    • Geddes
      In some monasteries the severity of the clausure is hard to be born.
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Adjective

born (not comparable)

  1. Well suited to (some behaviour or occupation), as though from birth.
    • 1942, Storm Jameson, Then we shall hear singing: a fantasy in C major
      I ought really to have called him my sergeant. He's a born sergeant. That's as much as to say he's a born scoundrel.
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Etymology 2

Dialectal variant of burn.

Noun

born (plural borns)

  1. (Geordie) Alternative spelling of burn A stream.
References
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118

Verb

born (third-person singular simple present borns, present participle bornin, simple past and past participle bornt)

  1. (Geordie) Alternative spelling of burn With fire.
References
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: William · remain · covered · #717: born · somewhat · figure · goes

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Dutch

Noun

born f (plural bornen)

  1. (dialectal) Obsolete form of bron.

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Noun

born n

  1. indefinite plural of barn