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Adjective: born  born
  1. Being talented through inherited qualities
    "a born musician";
    - natural, innate
     
  2. Brought into existence
    "he was a child born of adultery"
Noun: Born  born
  1. British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honoured for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
    - Max Born
Verb: bear (bore,borne, also born)  behr
  1. Have as a feature; convey
    "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
     
  2. Cause to be born
    "My wife bore twins yesterday!";
    - give birth, deliver, birth, have
     
  3. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "I cannot bear his constant criticism";
    - 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";
    - turn out
     
  6. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    "bear a grudge";
    - harbor [N. Amer], harbour [Brit, Cdn], hold, entertain, nurse
     
  7. Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    "She agreed to bear the responsibility";
    - take over, accept, assume
     
  8. Have within
    "The canteen bears fresh water";
    - hold, carry, contain
     
  9. (investment) bring in
    "interest-bearing accounts";
    - yield, pay
     
  10. Have on one's person
    "bear a scar";
    - wear
     
  11. Behave in a certain manner
    "he bore himself with dignity";
    - behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry
     
  12. Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
    "She bears the title of Duchess";
    - hold
     
  13. Support or hold in a certain manner
    "She bears her head high";
    - hold, carry
     
  14. Be pregnant with
    "She is bearing his child";
    - have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect
     
  15. Move, proceed or be located in a specified direction
    "bear left at the next junction"

Sounds like: borne, bourn

See also: bear out, hatched, intelligent

Type of: act, allow, bring forth, bring in, carry, clear, countenance, create, earn, experience, feature, feel, gain, have, have got, hold, include, let, make, move, nuclear physicist, permit, produce, pull in [informal], realise [Brit], realize, take, take in, transport

Antonym: unborn

Encyclopedia: Born, Mompach

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