bourne

noun
\ ˈbȯrn How to pronounce bourne (audio) , ˈbu̇rn \
variants: or less commonly bourn

Definition of bourne

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of bourne in a Sentence

still searching for the bourne that would give his life meaning
Recent Examples on the Web Now, a handful of New York City restaurants like west~bourne and Rhodora, a natural wine bar in Fort Greene, are upping the ante. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Can Zero-Waste Restaurants Succeed in New York?," 28 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bourne.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bourne

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bourne

Middle French bourne, from Old French bodne — more at bound entry 6

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bourne

Time Traveler for bourne

Time Traveler

The first known use of bourne was in 1523

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bourne

Last Updated

28 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bourne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bourne. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on bourne

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for bourne

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bourne

Comments on bourne

What made you want to look up bourne? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!