born

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See also: Born, börn, and børn

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the verb to bear.

Verb[edit]

born

  1. past participle of bear; given birth to.
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Adjective[edit]

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[edit]

Dialectal variant of burn.

Noun[edit]

born (plural borns)

  1. (Geordie) Alternative spelling of burn. A stream.
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Verb[edit]

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

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

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