borne

1
[ bawrn, bohrn ]
/ bɔrn, boʊrn /

verb

a past participle of bear1.

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born, borne (see confusables note at born).

Definition for borne (2 of 2)

borne2
[ bohrn, bawrn ]
/ boʊrn, bɔrn /

noun

a circular sofa having a conical or cylindrical back piece at the center.

Origin of borne

2
<French: pillar; see bourn2
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British Dictionary definitions for borne

borne
/ (bɔːn) /

verb

for all active uses of the verb, the past participle of bear 1
for all passive uses of the verb except sense 4 unless followed by by, the past participle of bear 1
be borne in on or be borne in upon (of a fact) to be realized by (someone)it was borne in on us how close we had been to disaster
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