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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bourn, bournenoun

    an archaic term for a boundary

  2. bourn, bournenoun

    an archaic term for a goal or destination


  1. bournenoun

    A boundary.

    ..and though I did not stop in my advance, yet I went on slowly, like a man who should have passed a bourne unnoticed, and strayed into the country of the dead.

  2. bournenoun

    A goal or destination.

  3. bournenoun

    A stream or brook in which water flows only seasonally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bourne

    a stream or rivulet; a burn

  2. Bournenoun

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


  1. Bourne

    Bourne is a market town and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the eastern edge of the Kesteven Uplands and the western border of the Lincolnshire Fens.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bourne

    The Anglo-Saxon term for a small stream or brook, originating from springs, and winding through meadows, thus differing from a beck. Shakspeare makes Edgar say in "King Lear"-- "Come o'er the bourn, Bessy, to me." The word also signifies a boundary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bourne in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bourne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Bourne in a Sentence

  1. Jason Walsh:

    He did n’t need to look like Jason Bourne yet, so our focus changed from aesthetics to just keeping him healthy.

  2. Trevor Crabb:

    I’m symptom-free, thankfully, but deeply disappointed to not be able to join Jake on the sand and compete as a member of Team USA, i want Jake to play in his fourth Olympic games and I want him to bring home a medal. Tri Bourne, an incredible athlete, person and close friend will be competing alongside Jake and filling my spot on Team USA.

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    the official who holds an office
    • A. defiant
    • B. omnifarious
    • C. adscripted
    • D. incumbent

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