American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. A past participle of bear1.
- adj. Brought into life by birth.
- adj. Brought into existence; created: A new nation was born with the revolution.
- adj. Having from birth a particular quality or talent: a born artist.
- adj. Destined, or seemingly destined, from birth: a person born to lead.
- adj. Resulting or arising: wisdom born of experience.
- adj. Native to a particular country, region, or place. Often used in combination: Irish-born; Southern born and bred; Boston-born.
- idiom. born yesterday Naive or ignorant. Used in negative constructions: Of course I can use a computer; I wasn't born yesterday.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Possessing from birth the quality or character stated: as, a born poet; a born fool.
- Innate; inherited; produced with a person at birth: as, born wit; born dignity: in both senses opposed to acquired after birth or from experience.
- Often abbreviated to b.
- See bone.
- v. Past participle of bear; given birth to.
- adj. Well suited to (some behaviour or occupation), as though from birth.
- n. Geordie alternative spelling of burn. A stream.
- v. Geordie alternative spelling of burn. With fire.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Brought forth, as an animal; brought into life; introduced by birth.
- Having from birth a certain character; by or from birth; by nature; innate.
- adj. brought into existence
- n. British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
- adj. being talented through inherited qualities
- Dialectal variant of burn. (Wiktionary)
“In my experience at three places of work, the overwhelming majority of researchers were foreign born Ph. D.s. This situation did not arise because of some hypothetical "anti-U. S.-born" discriminatory practices by the employing organizations.”
“A child with cystic fibrosis may be born, and I think that, overall, this is not as good a thing as a child without CF being born*, but I think that it would not be appropriate for the government to tell two people they cannot reproduce, at least with each other.”
“In the proposition, Franklin was not born in England, the fact expressed by the words _born in England_ is denied of the man”
“In the proposition, Franklin was not born in England, the fact expressed by the words _born in England_ is denied of the man Franklin.”
“For just as a child is born of its mother, and by this bodily birth is a sinful being and a _child of wrath; _ thus also is man taken and _born spiritually_ from the baptism, and by _this birth he is a child of grace and a justified person_.”
“Lawsuits have been filed by people who don't believe Obama was born in Honolulu and is a U. S.-born citizen.”
“Castrucci is an example of how complex immigration cases can be, especially if they involve people who are born abroad and gain citizenship through U. S.-born or naturalized parents.”
“The vast majority of these children were born in the United States. poverty rate for such children was almost twice as high as for those born to either legal immigrants or U. S.-born parents.”
“The decline was especially dramatic among Hispanics born outside the U.S., dropping 24% to 480 deaths in 2008, compared to a 3% drop among U. S.-born Hispanics.”
“Samuel" Sam "Zell (born September 1941) is a U. S.-born billionaire and real estate entrepreneur.”
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