Definitions

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

  • adjective Carried or transported by. Often used in combination.
  • adjective Transmitted by. Often used in combination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Past participle of bear.
  • Bounded; limited; narrow-minded; of restricted intelligence.
  • noun Same as bourn.

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

  • past participle Carried; conveyed; supported; defrayed. See bear, v. t.

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

  • adjective carried, supported.
  • verb Past participle of bear

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Examples

  • The label borne by the new Mixture is "_Fernande_," but as

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870

  • Opposed to it Gregory assumed the title borne ever since by his successors.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • This observation led Professor Thomson to his doctrine of the dissipation of energy, which he formulated before the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1852, and published also in the Philosophical Magazine the same year, the title borne being, "On a Universal Tendency in Nature to the Dissipation of Mechanical Energy."

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume III: Modern development of the physical sciences

  • In the middle of the fourth century B.C. all six powers began to style themselves _wang_, or "king," which, as explained before, was the title borne by the Emperors of the Chou dynasty.

    Ancient China Simplified

  • As we were steaming out of the Gambia I saw the commander of the Galibi on his bridge, in a state of violent excitement, with all his crew mustered before him, and appealing in the most vehement manner to his capitaine de riviere (river captain), the title borne by the chief of the negro crew.

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville

  • Theo, president is capitalized before a name, as a title borne by a specific person: President Bush.

    The new Jimmy Carter book.

  • On shelves opposite Lapham's desk were tin cans of various sizes, arranged in tapering cylinders, and showing, in a pattern diminishing toward the top, the same label borne by the casks and barrels in the wareroom.

    The Rise of Silas Lapham

  • (Jeremiah 39: 3,13) a title borne by Nergal-sharezer, probably identical with the king called by the Greeks Neriglissar.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • On shelves opposite Lapham's desk were tin cans of various sizes, arranged in tapering cylinders, and showing, in a pattern diminishing toward the top, the same label borne by the casks and barrels in the wareroom.

    The Rise of Silas Lapham

  • Barlow was led up to the king, who hailed him "King of Shoreditch," a title borne by the champion archer ever after, so long as bowmanship in earnest lasted.

    The Armourer's Prentices

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