AskDefine | Define borne

Dictionary Definition

bear

Noun

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]

Verb

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]borne See bear

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. carried, supported.
    • 1901 - Joseph Conrad, Falk: A Reminiscence
      In the last rays of the setting sun, you could pick out far away down the reach his beard borne high up on the white structure, foaming up stream to anchor for the night.

Quotations

Translations

Verb

borne
  1. past participle of bear

French

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun f

Extensive Definition

Borne can refer to:
  • Borne, an Australian alt-rock band.
Borne is the name given to a 'waymarker' on Liberty Road (La Voie de la Liberté) in Northern France, commemorating the Liberation of France.
In the UK:
borne in German: Borne
borne in Spanish: Borne
borne in French: Borne
borne in Italian: Borne
borne in Italian: Borne
borne in Dutch: Borne
borne in Polish: Borne
borne in Portuguese: Borne

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1