Burn means to be on fire, to be destroyed by fire or to give off light.(verb)
The definition of a burn is a place or area destroyed or damage by fire.(noun)
An example of a burn is a mark on one's finger from touching a flame.
See burn in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME brennen, bernen, burnen < ON & OE: ON brenna, to burn, light; OE bærnan, to kindle (akin to Goth brannjan, to cause to burn) & beornan, to be on fire, metathetic < Gmc *brinnan < IE *bhre-n-u- < base *bhereu-, to boil forth, well up > bourn, bread, L fervere, Welsh brydis, to boil
Origin: ME burne, bourn
See burn in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb burned burned or burnt (bûrnt), burn·ing, burns verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English burnen
Origin: , from Old English beornan, to be on fire,
Origin: and from bǽrnan, to set on fire; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English burna; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.
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