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[deer-bern, -bawrn] /ˈdɪər bərn, -bɔrn/
Henry, 1751–1829, U.S. soldier and diplomat: Secretary of War 1801–09.
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. Unabridged
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  • The given name of Emerson was Dearborn, and not "Danborn," which is a misprint.

  • Dearborn's account of the battle, Historical Magazine for 1864.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • Mrs. Dearborn was at home, and very glad to see the Archibalds.

    The Associate Hermits Frank R. Stockton
  • Dearborn, Henry, attempt of Foster to arrange armistice with, 308.

    James Madison

    Sydney Howard Gay
  • Charles Carson was killed by Piegans, near Dearborn river, in 1866.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
British Dictionary definitions for Dearborn


/ˈdɪəbən; -ˌbɔːn/
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit: automobile industry. Pop: 96 670 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Dearborn



"light four-wheeled wagon," 1821, American English, supposedly from the name of the inventor, by tradition said to be Gen. Henry Dearborn (1751-1829).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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