Definition for BORN

BORN, pp. [of Bear. baurn.]

  1. Brought forth, as an animal. A very useful distinction is observed by good authors, who, in the sense of produced or brought forth, write this word born; but in the sense of carried, write it börne. This difference of orthography renders obvious the difference of pronunciation.
  2. To be born, is to be produced or brought into life. “Man is born to trouble.” A man born a prince or a beggar. It is followed by of, before the mother or ancestors. Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. – Job xiv.
  3. To be born, or born again, is to be regenerated and renewed; to receive spiritual life. – John iii.

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