Born meaning

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The definition of born is having been given life.

An example of born is what happens to a baby after his mother is in labor.

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Born is defined as having a skill since you were a small baby.

An example of born is someone having a great athletic skill, seemingly without effort.

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Resulting or arising.

Wisdom born of experience.

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Born, when hypenated after a country, means the origin of a person or thing.

An example of –born is a German-born American citizen.

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Having certain qualities or abilities innately, as if from birth; natural.

A born athlete.

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Being as specified from birth.

Nobly born.

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Past participle of bear; given birth to.
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Well suited to (some behaviour or occupation), as though from birth.
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(Geordie) Alternative spelling of burn. A stream.
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(Geordie) Alternative spelling of burn. With fire.
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(usually hyphenated, preceded by a noun or adjective) Born in or native to the place indicated.

I am Scottish-born.

I am Texas-born.

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(sometimes hyphenated, usually preceded by an adjective) With respect to birth order or social rank.

She is my firstborn child.

He was a low-born rascal.

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Native to a particular country, region, or place. Often used in combination.

Irish-born; Southern born and bred; Boston-born.

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Brought into being.
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By birth.

French-born.

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born yesterday
  • Naive or ignorant. Used in negative constructions:
    Of course I can use a computer; I wasn't born yesterday.
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in all one's born days
  • in one's lifetime
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of born

  • Dialectal variant of burn.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the verb to bear.

    From Wiktionary