born

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adjective \ˈbȯrn\

Definition of born

  1. 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 age>b :  native —usually used in combination <American-born>c :  deriving or resulting from <a partnership born of necessity> —usually used in combination <poverty-born crime>

  2. 2a :  having from birth specified qualities <was born blind> <Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens.> <a born leader>b :  being in specified circumstances from birth <nobly born> <born poor> <born into wealth>

  3. 3 :  destined from or as if from birth <born to succeed>

Examples of born in a sentence

  1. She was born in a hospital.

  2. He was born on a farm.

  3. She was born in Nigeria in 1911.

  4. The baby was born on July 31st.

  5. Their second son was born prematurely.

  6. 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


Born

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biographical name \ˈbȯrn\

Definition of Born

  1. Max 1882–1970 German physicist



BORN Defined for English Language Learners

born

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adjective \ˈbȯrn\

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

born

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adjective \ˈbȯrn\

Definition of born for Students

  1. 1 :  brought into life by birth

  2. 2 :  brought into existence <General Washington went on to … victory, and the United States was born. — Judith Berry Griffin, Phoebe the Spy>

  3. 3 :  having a certain characteristic from or as if from birth <a born leader>



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