M. born

Born

[bawrn]
noun
Max, 1882–1970, German physicist: Nobel Prize 1954.
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born (bɔːn)
 
vb
1.  the past participle (in most passive uses) of bear
2.  was not born yesterday is not gullible or foolish
 
adj
3.  possessing or appearing to have possessed certain qualities from birth: a born musician
4.  a.  being at birth in a particular social status or other condition as specified: ignobly born
 b.  (in combination): lowborn
5.  informal in all one's born days so far in one's life
 
usage  Care should be taken not to use born where borne is intended: he had borne (not born) his ordeal with great courage; the following points should be borne in mind

Born (bɔːn)
 
n
Max. 1882--1970, British nuclear physicist, born in Germany, noted for his fundamental contribution to quantum mechanics: Nobel prize for physics 1954

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born
O.E. boren, alt. pp. of beran (see bear (v.)). Distinction between born and borne is 17c. Born-again (adj.), of Christians, is from 1961, based on John iii:3. Used in fig. (non-religious) sense from 1977.
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