born vs borne :

born vs borne

born or borne

Borne is widely known as the past participle of the verb, bear which is applicable to all situations except birth.

"Most diseases out here are waterborne."

Born is also a past participle of bear but to a limitation for its meaning. It is the standard way to refer to the process of giving birth or where it describes someone's roots.

"Athelstan was born and bred a monk."


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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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