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born /ˈboɚn/ adjective
born
/ˈboɚn/
adjective
Learner's definition of BORN
not used before a noun : brought into life by the process of birth
see also firstborn, newborn
: having certain qualities or characteristics from the time of birth
◊ If you were born to do something or born to be something, you have natural qualities or talents that make you perfectly suited to do or be something.
not used before a noun used to describe the place where someone was born
often used in combination
not used before a noun used to describe the social conditions or situations that exist when people are born
see also highborn
not used before a noun : brought into existence

born too late

◊ Someone who is said to be born too late seems to be better suited for life in an earlier time period.

born with a silver spoon in your mouth

◊ If you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you were born into a very wealthy family.

in all your born days

informal + somewhat old-fashioned
: in your entire life used to express how unexpected or unusual something is

there's one born every minute

informal or there's a sucker born every minute
used to say that there are many people in the world who are foolish and can be easily deceived

to the manner born

see manner

to the manor born

see manor

wasn't born yesterday

◊ Someone who wasn't born yesterday is unlikely to believe something that is not true or to trust someone who is not trustworthy.
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