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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
born
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a baby is born
▪ Let me know as soon as the baby is born.
a child is born
▪ Most children at born in hospital.
a natural leader/a born leader (=someone who naturally has all the qualities needed to be a leader)
▪ He has the confidence of a born leader.
be born deaf
▪ If the mother gets the disease, her baby may be born deaf.
be born equal
▪ It is a myth that all men are born equal.
be born outside marriage (=be born when your parents are not married)
▪ Four in ten children are born outside marriage.
born and raised
▪ Camus was born and raised in Algeria.
born blind
▪ Beverley was born blind.
born loser
▪ The guy’s a born loser.
born to lead
▪ a man who was born to lead
born/delivered etc by caesarean
▪ Both her children were born by caesarean section.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
again
▪ This is being born again to a new hope.
▪ You are born again, said the woman who had given me my wedding gown.
▪ Then when I die, I can not enter her body to be born again.
▪ Each day is new, and each day I am born again.
▪ The gift of becoming sons or daughters does not come through our being born, but through our being born again.
▪ The fundamentalists are saying, work hard, be born again, you can go to heaven.
▪ Repent, believe, be born again.
▪ The ability to disappear and reappear, to die and to be born again.
■ NOUN
baby
▪ Curled tight like an embryo that doesn't want to be born, like a baby who's had too much pain.
child
▪ To them was born another child, Malekith, who was to become the most hated of Elves.
▪ They prayed for a child, a son, and were so happy when he was born.
▪ S.-born children are i-se, or second generation.
▪ She knew that her daughter was completed by this child, that she felt she had been born to bear this child.
daughter
▪ On 26 November 1986 their only child was born, a daughter, T., the subject of these proceedings.
▪ He spoke about Hadassah's background as the Prague-born daughter of Holocaust survivors.
▪ It was into this lawless milieu that Devi was born, the second daughter of a low-caste illiterate farmer.
▪ Charles and Micki Browning, both hospital employees, stayed home with their prematurely born daughter.
▪ There two children were born, a daughter, Agnes, who soon died, and a son, Axel.
son
▪ Niklaus Andreas Lauda was born the son of a Viennese paper mill owner on 22 February 1949.
▪ Thebes was Dionysus' own city, where he was born, the son of Zeus and the Theban princess Semele.
▪ Charles's next child was born dead - a son.
▪ I was born the son of a woodman who chopped down trees in the forest and sold the wood for a living.
▪ An abortion is performed, or a son is born.
wedlock
▪ It's upsetting to find you were born out of wedlock.
▪ Long ago, an aunt told me that my grandmother wash born out of wedlock.
▪ Burns had fourteen known children, half of them born out of wedlock.
▪ Unlike the synonym, MAMzer, BENKert connotes love child, not one merely born out of wedlock.
▪ A baby born out of wedlock was a great sin, then, and a huge embarrassment to the family.
▪ A baby born out of wedlock was a horrible sin for which there was no forgiveness.
▪ I had to advise him that the father of a child born out of wedlock had few, if any, rights.
▪ Babies born out of wedlock are commonplace.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(as) to the manner born
▪ A lofty and spacious carriage, the G slips from rough country into a more courtly role as if to the manner born.
born out of wedlock
▪ A baby born out of wedlock was a horrible sin for which there was no forgiveness.
▪ Babies born out of wedlock are commonplace.
▪ Long ago, an aunt told me that my grandmother wash born out of wedlock.
▪ Unlike the synonym, MAMzer, BENKert connotes love child, not one merely born out of wedlock.
nobly born
▪ But Richard at first refused, arguing that he was as nobly born as his brother.
▪ For non-residents, other than the nobly born and well connected, it is less informative.
▪ She was rich and nobly born and powerful.
II.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
newly
▪ A newly born child enjoys that status.
▪ If injury is negligently caused to a newly born babe, liability in negligence arises.
▪ The newly born goats were kept in a pen under her bed.
▪ When the cubs are very small they feed quite extensively on newly born rabbits.
▪ The newly born boy was wrapped in a ladies jump suit.
▪ All newly born tapirs are covered with stripes and spots as camouflage.
■ NOUN
baby
▪ Read in studio A nanny has been jailed after fracturing the skulls of two new born babies in her care.
▪ Useless information Perhaps the essential clue to dramatisation was given in the discovery that new born babies enjoy solving problems.
▪ In the 1950s and early 1960s infant mortality of the first born babies were higher than those of the second.
teacher
▪ Because Karajan was a born teacher, he was always interested in young musicians.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He seemed to be a born leader, someone who inspired confidence and loyalty.
▪ When I read his first essays I knew that he was a born writer.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A newly born child enjoys that status.
▪ I judge you to be a born city person.
▪ Like rabbits, they are born blind but they do have some very fine body hair.
▪ Mr Waigel is a Bavarian born and bred who has little love for Bonn but none at all for the former Prussian capital.
▪ She left one dead, one born and two crippled for life, one way or the other.
▪ The newly born goats were kept in a pen under her bed.
▪ This meant Mr Packwood had to bottle feed him every three hours when he was first born.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Born

Bear \Bear\ (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. Bore (b[=o]r) (formerly Bare (b[^a]r)); p. p. Born (b[^o]rn), Borne (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. Bearing.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb["a]ren, Goth. ba['i]ran to bear or carry, Icel. bera, Sw. b["a]ra, Dan. b[ae]re, OHG. beran, peran, L. ferre to bear, carry, produce, Gr. fe`rein, OSlav. brati to take, carry, OIr. berim I bear, Skr. bh[.r] to bear. [root]92. Cf. Fertile.]

  1. To support or sustain; to hold up.

  2. To support and remove or carry; to convey.

    I 'll bear your logs the while.
    --Shak.

  3. To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons. [Obs.]

    Bear them to my house.
    --Shak.

  4. To possess and use, as power; to exercise.

    Every man should bear rule in his own house.
    --Esther i. 22.

  5. To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.

  6. To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.

  7. To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
    --Dryden.

    The ancient grudge I bear him.
    --Shak.

  8. To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.

    Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
    --Pope.

    I cannot bear The murmur of this lake to hear.
    --Shelley.

    My punishment is greater than I can bear.
    --Gen. iv. 13.

  9. To gain or win. [Obs.]

    Some think to bear it by speaking a great word.
    --Bacon.

    She was . . . found not guilty, through bearing of friends and bribing of the judge.
    --Latimer.

  10. To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.

    He shall bear their iniquities.
    --Is. liii.

  11. Somewhat that will bear your charges.
    --Dryden.

    11. To render or give; to bring forward. ``Your testimony bear''
    --Dryden.

  12. To carry on, or maintain; to have. ``The credit of bearing a part in the conversation.''
    --Locke.

  13. To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.

    In all criminal cases the most favorable interpretation should be put on words that they can possibly bear.
    --Swift.

  14. To manage, wield, or direct. ``Thus must thou thy body bear.''
    --Shak. Hence: To behave; to conduct.

    Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?
    --Shak.

  15. To afford; to be to; to supply with.

    His faithful dog shall bear him company.
    --Pope.

  16. To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest. Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore. --Dryden. Note: In the passive form of this verb, the best modern usage restricts the past participle born to the sense of brought forth, while borne is used in the other senses of the word. In the active form, borne alone is used as the past participle. To bear down.

    1. To force into a lower place; to carry down; to depress or sink. ``His nose, . . . large as were the others, bore them down into insignificance.''
      --Marryat.

    2. To overthrow or crush by force; as, to bear down an enemy. To bear a hand.

      1. To help; to give assistance.

      2. (Naut.) To make haste; to be quick. To bear in hand, to keep (one) up in expectation, usually by promises never to be realized; to amuse by false pretenses; to delude. [Obs.] ``How you were borne in hand, how crossed.'' --Shak. To bear in mind, to remember. To bear off.

        1. To restrain; to keep from approach.

        2. (Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to bear off a boat.

    3. To gain; to carry off, as a prize.

    4. (Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into the home when the position of the piece and the dice provide the proper opportunity; -- the goal of the game is to bear off all of one's men before the opponent. To bear one hard, to owe one a grudge. [Obs.] ``C[ae]sar doth bear me hard.'' --Shak. To bear out.

      1. To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the last. ``Company only can bear a man out in an ill thing.''
        --South.

      2. To corroborate; to confirm.

        To bear up, to support; to keep from falling or sinking. ``Religious hope bears up the mind under sufferings.''
        --Addison.

        Syn: To uphold; sustain; maintain; support; undergo; suffer; endure; tolerate; carry; convey; transport; waft.

Born

Born \Born\ (b[^o]rn), p. p. & a. [See Bear, v. t.]

  1. Brought forth, as an animal; brought into life; introduced by birth.

    No one could be born into slavery in Mexico.
    --Prescott.

  2. Having from birth a certain character; by or from birth; by nature; innate; as, a born liar. ``A born matchmaker.''
    --W. D. Howells.

    Born again (Theol.), regenerated; renewed; having received spiritual life. ``Except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.''
    --John iii.

  3. Born days, days since one was born; lifetime. [Colloq.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
born

Old English boren, alternative past participle of beran (see bear (v.)). Distinction between born and borne is 17c.

Wiktionary
born

Etymology 1

  1. Well suited to (some behaviour or occupation), as though from birth. v

  2. (past participle of bear English); given birth to. Etymology 2

    n. (context Geordie English) (alternative spelling of burn English) A stream. vb. (context Geordie English) (alternative spelling of burn English) With fire.

WordNet
bear
  1. v. have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"

  2. give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: give birth, deliver, birth, have]

  3. put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]

  4. move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"

  5. bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" [syn: turn out]

  6. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility" [syn: take over, accept, assume]

  7. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" [syn: hold, carry, contain]

  8. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" [syn: yield, pay]

  9. have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" [syn: wear]

  10. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry]

  11. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade" [syn: hold]

  12. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright" [syn: hold, carry]

  13. be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child" [syn: have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect]

  14. [also: borne, born, bore]

born
  1. adj. brought into existence; "he was a child born of adultery" [ant: unborn]

  2. being talented through inherited qualities; "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent" [syn: natural, born(p), innate(p)]

born

See bear

bear
  1. n. massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

  2. an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price [ant: bull]

  3. [also: borne, born, bore]

Wikipedia
Born

Born may refer to:

  • Childbirth
  • Born (surname), a surname, notable people see there
Born (crater)

Born is a small lunar impact crater located near the eastern edge of the Moon, to the northeast of the prominent crater Langrenus. It was previously designated Maclaurin Y before being named by the IAU in 1979. Maclaurin itself lies to the north.

This crater is circular and generally cup-shaped, with dark patches stretching from the midpoint toward the northeastern rim. It is otherwise undistinguished.

Born (album)

Born is the first album released by the classical crossover string quartet Bond. The album was a huge commercial success, reaching Gold in fourteen countries and Platinum in twelve. The album reached number 16 in the UK charts, spending 6 weeks in the top 40, and was also no. 1 in the UK Classical charts, but was subsequently removed from these charts for not meeting all the 'rules' of classical music.

The album was re-released in 2001 with an additional track.

The album rose to the #1 position on 21 different charts around the world.

Born (comics)

Born is a four-issue comic book limited series written by Garth Ennis, illustrated by Darick Robertson, and published by Marvel Comics through the MAX imprint in 2003.

Born (song)

"Born" is a song written and performed by Barry Gibb that was included as the first track on his debut album The Kid's No Good in 1970. But in the Ladybird version of the album, this song was at number 12. It was one of the first songs he recorded for his first solo album. The song's style was closer to the 1971 song " Everybody Clap" by Lulu.

Born (EP)

Born is an EP released by D'espairsRay on April 28, 2004. The CD was re-released, excluding the DVD on July 21, 2004 because the album had sold out within a small amount of time.

Born (surname)

Born is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Adolf Born (1930–2016), Czech painter and illustrator
  • B. H. Born (1932–2013), American basketball player
  • Brooksley Born (born 1940), American lawyer and public official
  • Elina Born (born 1994), Estonian singer
  • Georgina Born (born 1955), British anthropologist and musician
  • Ignaz von Born (1742–1791), Austrian mineralogist and metallurgist
  • Max Born (1882–1970), German mathematician and physicist

Usage examples of "born".

His being born of a woman was in accordance with the laws of nature, but that He was born of a virgin was above the laws of nature.

But owing to the stupid money system, which these laborers them selves help to keep in force, the results of their combined efforts were either usurped by an unproductive class fortunate enough to be born rich, or those shrewd enough to accumulate money, such as trust managers, bankers, real estate speculators, stock jobbers, and brokers, gamblers, burglars, money loan swindlers, high salaried clergymen, etc.

The Sun is neither born, dies, nor is raised to life: and the recital of these events was but an allegory, veiling a higher truth.

He moved with the exaggerated caution born of self-aware amateurishness, bent almost double in his care to place his feet.

Moreau quotes a case of an infant similar in conformation to the foregoing monster, who was born in Switzerland in 1764, and whose supernumerary parts were amputated by means of a ligature.

Either the analysand is phenomenally ignorant of anatomy, especially female anatomy, or he is here hallucinating a manic wish-fantasy born of libido too long suppressed.

If a social theory is a strong factor inducing acts of political violence, how are we to account for the recent violent outbreaks in India, where Anarchism has hardly been born.

If I was born of you, there must have been some juggling with my soul in antenatal regions!

Apparently, unlike our artificially developed oral contraceptives, these have no harmful side-effects, and are chiefly used in periods of drought or food shortages, so that children are not born who cannot be fed.

I lost all of my personal assets shortly after Johann was born, and so have no money of my own that I could send you.

Slanderers or impostors had persuaded this young coxcomb that Casimir, the King of Poland, whilst dwelling in Paris in the quality of a simple gentleman, had shown himself most assiduous to Madame Brisacier, and that he, Brisacier of France, was born of these assiduities of the Polish prince.

October, and consummated on the same date with female issue born 15 June 1889, having been anticipatorily consummated on the lo September of the same year and complete carnal intercourse, with ejaculation of semen within the natural female organ, having last taken place 5 weeks previous, viz.

Anyone could apply for an apprenticeship and stand a reasonable chance of being accepted, virtually every apprentice became a wizard, and all wizards were accepted as equals, regardless of whether they had been born to princes, peasants, or even other wizards.

In the theology of the Phrygians and Lydians, the ASII were born of the marriage of the Supreme God with the Earth, and Firmicus informs us that the Phrygians attributed to the Earth supremacy over the other elements, and considered her the Great Mother of all things.

To him that is born it is attributed as to its subject: and this, properly speaking, is the hypostasis, not the nature.