Dictionary.com

Burns

[ burnz ]
/ bɜrnz /
Save This Word!

noun

Arthur F(rank), 1904–1987, U.S. economist, born in Austria: chairman of the Federal Reserve Board 1970–78.
George Nathan Birnbaum, 1896–1996, U.S. comedian (partner and husband of Gracie Allen).
Robert, 1759–96, Scottish poet.
Tommy Noah Brusso, 1881–1955, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1906–08.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for Burns

British Dictionary definitions for Burns

Burns
/ (bɜːnz) /

noun

Robert . 1759–96, Scottish lyric poet. His verse, written mostly in dialect, includes love songs, nature poetry, and satires. Auld Lang Syne and Tam o' Shanter are among his best known poems
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK