born vs borne :

born or borne

This distinction is a bit tricky. When birth is being discussed, the past tense of “bear” is usually “born”: “I was born in a trailer—but it was an Airstream.” Note that the form used here is passive: you are the one somebody else—your mother—bore. But if the form is active, you need an “E” on the end, as in “Midnight has borne another litter of kittens in Dad’s old fishing hat” (Midnight did the bearing).But in other meanings not having to do with birth, “borne” is always the past tense of “bear”: “My brother’s constant teasing about my green hair was more than could be borne.”

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Definitions

  • n  British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
  • v  have
  • v  cause to be born
  • v  put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • v  move while holding up or supporting
  • v  bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"
  • v  take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
  • v  contain or hold; have within
  • v  bring in
  • v  have on one's person
  • v  behave in a certain manner
  • v  have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
  • v  support or hold in a certain manner
  • v  be pregnant with
  • a  brought into existence
    he was a child born of adultery
  • s  being talented through inherited qualities
    a born musician
News & Articles

  • Southern Tamandua Born At Buffalo Zoo (PHOTOS)
    Otis was born on April 7 to parents Olive and Brutus , who were imported to the zoo last August as part of a program to expand North American populations, Zooborns reports.
    June 16, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • Baby born in car on Interstate 95
    A baby was born inside of a car on Interstate 95 North this evening, said St. Johns County Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Bob Snell.
    June 16, 2013 - The St. Augustine Record
  • Born named Swampscott boys varsity basketball coach
    David Born, a veteran assistant coach who spent the last 16 years at Watertown High School, has been named the new boys varsity basketball coach at Swampscott, according to athletic director Jon Flanagan. Born started coaching in Watertown years ago,
    June 13, 2013 - The Salem News

  • Cases of Tick-Borne Diseases Decrease
    KIMT NEWS 3 — An unusually dry spring and summer helped people stay healthy in 2012. That’s because cases of tick-borne diseases decreased last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
    June 11, 2013 - KIMT Mason City
  • Cases of tick-borne diseases decreased markedly in 2012, health officials report
    An unusually warm, dry spring and summer may have contributed to a substantial drop in cases of disease caused by ticks in 2012 in Minnesota, but the decline doesn't mean the risk of illness from tick bites in 2013 will be any less than in most previous years, state health officials reported Monday.The three main tick-borne diseases carried by blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, in ...
    June 11, 2013 - Brainerd Dispatch
  • Cases of Tick-Borne Diseases Decrease
    KIMT NEWS 3 — An unusually dry spring and summer helped people stay healthy in 2012. That’s because cases of tick-borne diseases decreased last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
    June 11, 2013 - KIMT Mason City