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Definition of "born" []

  • A past participle of bear1. (verb)
  • Brought into life by birth. (adjective)
  • Brought into existence; created: A new nation was born with the revolution. (adjective)
  • Having from birth a particular quality or talent: a born artist. (adjective)
  • Destined, or seemingly destined, from birth: a person born to lead. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "born" in a sentence
  • "In my experience at three places of work, the overwhelming majority of researchers were foreign born Ph. D.s. This situation did not arise because of some hypothetical "anti-U. S.-born" discriminatory practices by the employing organizations."
  • "A child with cystic fibrosis may be born, and I think that, overall, this is not as good a thing as a child without CF being born*, but I think that it would not be appropriate for the government to tell two people they cannot reproduce, at least with each other."
  • "In the proposition, Franklin was not born in England, the fact expressed by the words _born in England_ is denied of the man"