born Definition

  • 1existing as a result of birth
  • 2having a natural ability or tendency to do something

Using born: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "born" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was born in Paris.

  • Example

    He was born with a talent for music.

  • Example

    The idea was born out of necessity.

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Phrases with born

  • born and bred

    originating from and having been raised in a particular place or environment


    I'm a Londoner born and bred.

  • born into a wealthy family


    He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, never having to worry about money.

  • naive or inexperienced


    I'm not born yesterday, I know what you're trying to do.


Summary: born in Brief

The term 'born' [bɔːn] refers to something that exists as a result of birth, such as a person's place of origin or innate abilities. It can also describe the origin of an idea or concept, as in 'The idea was born out of necessity.' Common phrases include 'born and bred,' indicating a person's place of origin, and 'born with a silver spoon in one's mouth,' meaning born into wealth.

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