- An example of borne is when a house has held up a roof.
- An example of borne is when facts support the conclusions in a report.
- An example of borne is when boats are moved by the tides.
To be borne is defined as to be held up, supported or moved by steady pressure.
alt. pp. of bear
carried or transmitted by (the thing specified): foodborne microbes, mosquito-borne illness
A past participle of bear1
- Carried or transported by. Often used in combination: current-borne plankton.
- Transmitted by. Often used in combination: mosquito-borne diseases.
- You have borne arms against us.
- The sadness she felt as his truck disappeared down the road was borne of fear.
- Both women took the knives, handling them with awkwardness borne of a lack of familiarity with handling deadly weapons.
- As far as he could tell, she had borne it all without breathing a word to anyone else.
- Before I left New York, these bright days were darkened by the greatest sorrow that I have ever borne, except the death of my father.