Definition of Burns

1. Noun. United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996).

Exact synonyms: George Burns, Nathan Birnbaum
Generic synonyms: Comedian, Comic, Vaudevillian



2. Noun. Celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796).
Exact synonyms: Robert Burns
Generic synonyms: Poet

Definition of Burns

1. Verb. (third-person singular of burn) ¹

2. Noun. (plural of burn) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burns

1. burn [v] - See also: burn

Medical Definition of Burns

1. The treatment of burns depends on the depth, area and location of the burn. Burn depth is generally categorised as first, second or third degree. A first degree burn is superficial and has similar characteristics to a typical sun burn. The skin is red in colour and sensation is intact. In fact, it is usually somewhat painful. Second degree burns look similar to the first degree burns; however, the damage is now severe enough to cause blistering of the skin and the pain is usually somewhat more intense. In third degree burns the damage has progressed to the point of skin death. The skin is white and without sensation. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burns

burnishings
burnisht
burnlike
burnoff
burnoffs
burnoose
burnoosed
burnooses
burnou
burnous
burnouse
burnouses
burnout
burnouts
burnproof
burns (current term)
burns down
burnside
burnsides
burnsite
burnstickle
burnstickles
burnt
burnt-out
burnt alum
burnt down
burnt lime
burnt offering
burnt orange
burnt oranges

Literary usage of Burns

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The agreement of Apr. 15, 1858, between burns and Sibley, was an agreement of partnership. Sibley and burns were going into the business of introducing and ..."

2. The Bookman (1910)
"burns, his eyes full of tears, read aloud the lines underneath the print: Cold on Canadian hills ... Turning to the company, burns asked if fixed a look of ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1893)
"And something of that kind would be the attitude of the average Frenchman towards Robert burns. But the average Briton knows his burns, poems, biography, ..."

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