noun Scot. and North England.
Definition for bourn (2 of 2)
Origin of bourn2
Related formsbourn·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for bourn
Several of them have gone to that “bourn from whence no traveller returns,” and those that still live live honored and respected.Foot-prints of a letter carrier|James Rees
Most of Shakspere's tragedies compel our thoughts to follow their persons across the bourn.A Dish Of Orts|George MacDonald
Saying which he dived under the water, and the waves soon carried the Scorpion beyond the bourn of existence.
Scanty the hour and few the steps beyond the bourn of Care, Beyond the sweet and bitter world,—beyond it unaware!
I did go on Monday afternoon, and found her on her way to that ‘bourn whence no traveller returns.’The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Volume 1|Elizabeth Gaskell