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Sorn \Sorn\, v. i. [See Sorehon.] To obtrude one's self on another for bed and board. [Scot.]
--Sir W. Scott.


vb. (context transitive dated English) to impose upon another for food and lodging.


Sorn (, meaning a kiln) is a small village in East Ayrshire, Scotland. It is situated on the River Ayr. It has a population of roughly 350. Local services include: a pub, a church, a general store, a motorbike shop and a television shop. There is also a village hall and a bowling green and primary school. In November 2007 the school was threatened with closure by the East Ayrshire Council - see Save Sorn School Campaign website.

Sorn is known for its success in the Britain in Bloom competition. In 2004 it won gold in the "Small Villages" category and has previously won, amongst other awards, the "Highly Commended Certificate" a number of times in the 1980s.

Of notable people born in Sorn, one was the natural historian, author, and educator James Rennie. Another was the famous preacher Alexander Peden; Sorn has a Covenanter history.

Category:Villages in East Ayrshire

Sorn (disambiguation)

Sorn may refer to:


  • Sorn, a small village in East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification), a declaration required in UK to exempt a vehicle from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)
  • River Sorn, small river on the Scottish island of Islay
  • Sorn and Bernt, two conspicuous rocks lying close off the north coast of South Georgia, northeast of Cape Pride
  • Sorn Castle, located by the River Ayr just outside the village of Sorn in East Ayrshire, Scotland


  • Sorn Davin (born 1992), taekwondo practitioner who represented Cambodia at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Sorn Inthor, Cambodian politician
  • Sorn Seavmey (born 1995), female Cambodian taekwondo pracitioner and gold medalist at 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea
  • Nai Htaw Sorn, a Mon (Burmese) political activist
  • Chonnasorn Sajakul, a Thai singer known as Sorn, now in Korea


  • Sorn, a fictitious humanoid creature in Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
Sorn (singer)

Chonnasorn Sajakul (; ; born November 18, 1996), better known by the mononym Sorn , is a Thai singer based in South Korea. She is best known as the winner of K-Pop Star Hunt Season 1 in 2011, and later as a member of the South Korean girl group CLC under Cube Entertainment.

Usage examples of "sorn".

It was customary for an apprentice who was summoned to the Hall of Discipline to kneel before Sorn, to ask forgiveness before punishment could be meted out by the guild disciplinarian.

Rani recognized Sorn, the god of obedience, and Tarn, the god of death.

Dalgroth Sorn, the Paratime Commissioner for Security said, relieved, when Tortha Karf had finished.

Moreover, he had a sorning way with him, that the genteeler sort could na abide, for he was for ever going from house to house about tea-time, to save his ain canister.