Simple Definition of born
: brought into life by the process of birth
: having certain qualities or characteristics from the time of birth
: brought into existence
Full Definition of born
1 a : brought forth by or as if by birth b : native —usually used in combination <American-born> c : deriving or resulting from —usually used in combination <poverty-born crime>
2 a : having from birth specified qualities <a born leader> b : being in specified circumstances from birth <nobly born> <born to wealth>
3 : destined from or as if from birth <born to succeed>
Examples of born
She was born in a hospital.
He was born on a farm.
She was born in Nigeria in 1911.
The baby was born on July 31st.
Their second son was born prematurely.
Both twins were born healthy.
Origin of born
Middle English, from Old English boren, past participle of beran to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of Born
Max 1882–1970 Ger. physicist
BORN Defined for Kids
Definition of born
1 : brought into life by birth
2 : brought into existence <General Washington went on to … victory, and the United States was born. — Judith Berry Griffin, Phoebe the Spy>
3 : having a certain characteristic from or as if from birth <a born leader>
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