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1 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]


1 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] [also: borne, born, bore]born adj
1 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)] n : British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970) [syn: Max Born]born See bear

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  • /ˈboː(r)n/, ,
  • /"bo:(r)n/
  • Rhymes with: -ɔː(r)n

Etymology 1

From the verb to bear.


  1. past participle of bear; given birth to.
Derived terms
given birth to
See also

Etymology 2

Dialectal variant of burn.


  1. alternative spelling of burn A stream.
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Extensive Definition

Born may refer to:



  • Adolf Born (*1930), Czech painter and illustrator, caricaturist and film-maker
  • Ignaz von Born (1742–1791), Austrian mineralogist and metallurgist
  • Max Born (1882–1970), German mathematician and physicist

In music

born in German: Born
born in French: Born
born in Korean: 본 (동음이의)
born in Italian: Born
born in Limburgan: Born
born in Dutch: Born
born in Japanese: ボーン
born in Polish: Born
born in Sicilian: Born
born in Simple English: Born

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