Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Brought into life by birth.
  • adjective Brought into existence; created.
  • adjective Having from birth a particular quality or talent.
  • adjective Destined, or seemingly destined, from birth.
  • adjective Resulting or arising.
  • adjective Native to a particular country, region, or place. Often used in combination.
  • idiom (born yesterday) Naive or ignorant. Used in negative constructions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See bone.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle Brought forth, as an animal; brought into life; introduced by birth.
  • past participle Having from birth a certain character; by or from birth; by nature; innate.
  • past participle (Theol.) regenerated; renewed; having received spiritual life.
  • past participle [Colloq.] days since one was born; lifetime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Past participle of bear; given birth to.
  • adjective Well suited to (some behaviour or occupation), as though from birth.
  • noun Geordie Alternative spelling of burn. A stream.
  • verb Geordie Alternative spelling of burn. With fire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective brought into existence
  • noun British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
  • adjective being talented through inherited qualities

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the verb to bear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Dialectal variant of burn.

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