An example of born is what happens to a baby after his mother is in labor.
An example of born is someone having a great athletic skill, seemingly without effort.
Wisdom born of experience.
An example of –born is a German-born American citizen.
A born athlete.
Irish-born; Southern born and bred; Boston-born.
- Naive or ignorant. Used in negative constructions:Of course I can use a computer; I wasn't born yesterday.
- in one's lifetime
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of born
- Dialectal variant of burn.
- From the verb to bear.