Definition for borne (2 of 4)
Origin of borne2
Definition for borne (3 of 4)
verb (used with object), bore or (Archaic) bare; borne or born; bear·ing.
verb (used without object), bore or (Archaic) bare; borne or born; bear·ing.
- to press or weigh down.
- to strive harder; intensify one's efforts: We can't hope to finish unless everyone bears down.
- Nautical. to approach from windward, as a ship: The cutter was bearing down the channel at twelve knots.
- to press or weigh down on.
- to strive toward.
- to approach something rapidly.
- Nautical. to approach (another vessel) from windward: The sloop bore down on us, narrowly missing our stern.
- Nautical. to keep (a boat) from touching or rubbing against a dock, another boat, etc.
- Nautical. to steer away.
- Backgammon. to remove the stones from the board after they are all home.
Origin of bear1
Definition for borne (4 of 4)
noun, plural bears, (especially collectively) bear.
verb (used with object), beared, bear·ing.
Origin of bear2
Related formsbear·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for borne
The most egregious uses of lethal force have been borne by people with intellectual disabilities and children.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Graffiti was borne out of the South Bronx streets as one of the key pillars of the hip-hop movement.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion|Alex Suskind|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No city has borne a greater share of pain from the fracturing of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel than Héctor's beloved Acapulco.
The year was 2006 and Allen, like her fellow UK countrymen Arctic Monkeys, was borne in the freaky fires of MySpace.‘Sheezus’ Talks: Lily Allen on Her New Album, Lena Dunham, and ‘Game of Thrones’|Marlow Stern|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ours was an amicable split, borne out of practical necessity.
In 1826 a building was erected for the school by the society, which has borne the name of Divinity Hall.Unitarianism in America|George Willis Cooke
I've lived and borne my lot these eight or nine long years, and can bear it longer if need be.Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life|Charles King
Her father's horse, that had borne him so many years, was feeding in the enclosure.Delusion, or The Witch of New England|Eliza Buckminster Lee
To such butchery they were to be borne along by the currents of action and passionate faith!Above the Battle|Romain Rolland
He has borne with me now for two years; never been hard upon me; always been at my service when I wanted to talk with him.Loss and Gain|John Henry Newman
British Dictionary definitions for borne (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for borne (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for borne (3 of 4)
verb bears, bearing, bore or borne (mainly tr)
Word Origin for bear
British Dictionary definitions for borne (4 of 4)
noun plural bears or bear
- a speculator who sells in anticipation of falling prices to make a profit on repurchase
- (as modifier)a bear market Compare bull 1 (def. 5)
verb bears, bearing or beared
Word Origin for bear
Idioms and Phrases with borne
In addition to the idioms beginning with bear
- bear a grudge
- bear down
- beard the lion
- bear fruit
- bear in mind
- bear one's cross
- bear out
- bear the brunt
- bear up
- bear with
- bring to bear
- cross as a bear
- cross to bear
- grin and bear it
- loaded for bear