Born (?), p. p. & a. [See Bear, v. t.]

1.

Brought forth, as an animal; brought into life; introduced by birth.

No one could be born into slavery in Mexico. Prescott.

2.

Having from birth a certain character; by or from birth; by nature; innate; as, a born liar.

"A born matchmaker."

W. D. Howells.

Born again Theol., regenerated; renewed; having received spiritual life. "Except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God." John iii. 3. -- Born days, days since one was born; lifetime. [Colloq.]

 

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