Definition of Bourn

1. Noun. An archaic term for a boundary.

Exact synonyms: Bourne
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Bounds



2. Noun. An archaic term for a goal or destination.
Exact synonyms: Bourne
Generic synonyms: End, Goal

Definition of Bourn

1. n. A stream or rivulet; a burn.

2. n. A bound; a boundary; a limit. Hence: Point aimed at; goal.

Definition of Bourn

1. Noun. A small stream or brook. ¹

2. Noun. destination ¹

3. Noun. limit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bourn

1. a stream [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bourn

bourgeoned
bourgeoning
bourgeons
bourgie
bourgies
bourgs
bourguignon
bourguignon sauce
bourguignonne
bouri
bouris
bourkha
bourkhas
bourlaw
bourlaws
bourn (current term)
bourne
bournes
bournless
bournonite
bournonites
bournous
bournouses
bourns
bourree
bourrees
bourrelet
bourrelets
bourride
bourrides

Literary usage of Bourn

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"«hire, on his death-bed in 1695 recommended bourn as his successor there. bourn removed thither in 1696, and though at first not well received bv the whole ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"bourn. Yes. LCJ Did you hear what parties were designed to be in this act î LCJ Did ... bourn. They were not cometo that. LCJ When was your first meeting ? ..."

3. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of by Ellery Bicknell Crane (1907)
"GEORGE WINTHROP bourn, late president and now treasurer of the bourn-Hadley Company, Templeton, is a son of Isaac bourn, founder of that well-known ..."

4. Commentaries on the Law in Shakespeare: With Explanations of the Legal Terms by Edward Joseph White (1913)
"I'll set a bourn how far to be belov'd. Ant. Then must thou needs find out ... 1 bourn means a boundary or limitation.2 Antony tells Cleopatra that a love ..."

5. Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals, and Railways of Great by Joseph Priestley (1831)
"bourn EAU RIVER. 21 George III. Cap. 22, Royal Assent 29th March, 1781. THIS river proceeds from the navigable River Glen, in Deeping Fen, ..."

6. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...by William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1811)
"bourn. The city was to be divided into 30 divisions, and to raise as many men ... bourn. -Air. Goodenough brought au account of about four thousand ; three, ..."

7. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1850)
"In Memory of Mrs Mary bourn, wife to Mr. Jedediah bourn, who Deceased June y° 28, 1743, ... Here Lyes Buried Mr Jedediah bourn, who Dyed Oct ye 18th, 1743, ..."

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