borne

\ ˈbȯrn How to pronounce borne (audio) \

Definition of borne

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past participle of bear

borne

adjective
\ ˈbȯrn How to pronounce borne (audio) \

Definition of borne (Entry 2 of 2)

: transported or transmitted by used in combinationsoilborneairborne

Examples of borne in a Sentence

Adjective My book surveys the public-health landscape from food-borne and insectborne diseases to antibiotic resistance, from infectious causes of chronic afflictions to bioterrorism. — Madeline Drexler, Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2002 The news carried by mail coach is an exact inversion of the railroad-borne news in Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son (1844-46). — John Plotz, The Crowd, 2000 I would tend to think your strawberries died from other causes. Strawberries need excellent drainage and a sandy, acidic soil that has good air space to encourage root health. They like a soil that has been amended with compost. But strawberries can succumb to soil-borne diseases. — Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle, 3 Oct. 1998
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective That mosquito-borne illness infected at least 38 people in the northeast and Midwest and killed 15 of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "'Murder hornets' aren't the bugs you should worry about. These bloodsuckers are," 12 May 2020 With pandemic preparedness, a respiratory-borne illness was always the big worry. Matthew Herper, STAT, "Susan Desmond-Hellmann: The coronavirus is alarming. Here’s why you should not panic," 6 Mar. 2020 Ninety percent of health care organizations were hit with email-borne attacks last year, according to research released on Tuesday by Mimecast. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, "83% of Internet-connected medical imaging machines in the U.S. are ripe for hacking, report says," 13 Mar. 2020 Sanders, volunteer coordinator at the Historical Society of Washington, clutched the roll of paper tightly, lest it be blown out of his hands and borne to 20th Street NW, eight stories down. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Answer Man goes up on the roof as a historic panoramic photo is re-created," 14 Dec. 2019 By combining those data with the floats’ own current-borne trajectories, investigators can reconstruct overall currents and their speed. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Global warming is speeding up Earth‘s massive ocean currents," 5 Feb. 2020 In all the history of respiratory-borne viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks. NBC News, "Coronavirus risk in U.S. 'remains low' even as federal officials take steps to protect public," 28 Jan. 2020 Due to mounting concerns over the mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis, the start time for the UConn football team’s home game against South Florida on Saturday has been switched from 7 p.m. to noon, the school announced Sunday. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "UConn football announces time change for Saturday’s game against USF due to concerns over EEE virus," 29 Sep. 2019 The costs of protectionism are largely borne, not by some foreign country, but by American businesses, consumers, and taxpayers. NBC News, "Meet the Press - August 25, 2019," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of borne

Adjective

circa 1559, in the meaning defined above

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“Borne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borne. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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borne

adjective
How to pronounce borne (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of borne

: carried by : spread by

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Kids Definition of borne

past participle of bear

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Medical Definition of borne

past part of bear

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Legal Definition of borne

past participle of bear

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