Definition of born
1a : brought forth by or as if by birth The baby was born prematurely. She was born in Germany. a mentality born in the computer ageb : native —usually used in combination American-bornc : deriving or resulting from a partnership born of necessity —usually used in combination poverty-born crime
2a : having from birth specified qualities was born blind Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens. a born leaderb : being in specified circumstances from birth nobly born born poor born into wealth
3 : destined from or as if from birth born to succeed
Examples of born in a sentence
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 and Etymology 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 German physicist
BORN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of born for English Language Learners
: brought into life by the process of birth
: having certain qualities or characteristics from the time of birth
: brought into existence
BORN Defined for Kids
Definition of born for Students
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up born? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).