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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Burns, George Burns, Nathan Birnbaumnoun

    United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)

  2. Burns, Robert Burnsnoun

    celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)


  1. burns

    Matthew James Burns (born 31 October 1985), known mononymously as Burns, is a British record producer, songwriter, and DJ. His recent writing and production credits include Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Liam Payne, Little Mix, Louis Tomlinson, Pitbull, Ellie Goulding, Kacy Hill, Ariana Grande, Anitta, and others.


  1. burns

    Burns are injuries to tissues caused by heat, friction, electricity, radiation, or chemicals. They are characterized by damage to the skin and underlying tissues, often causing redness, blistering, pain and, in severe cases, death of the affected tissue. Burns can vary in severity, from minor that require minimal treatment, to major that can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. They are also usually classified in terms of degrees, such as first degree (superficial), second degree (partial-thickness), and third degree (full-thickness) burns.


  1. Burns

    Burns is a city in and the county seat of Harney County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. According to the 2010 census, the population was 2,806. Burns and the nearby city of Hines are home to about 60 percent of the people in the sparsely populated county, the largest in Oregon and the ninth largest in the United States. The Burns–Hines region has a high-desert climate but was much wetter in the recent geologic past. The Harney Basin was the largest of many depressions in which lakes formed in southeastern Oregon during the late Pleistocene. Remnants of an ancient lake that reached as far north as Burns are at the center of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, south of the city. Northern Paiutes or their ancestors, who were hunter-gatherers, have lived in the region for thousands of years. Since the arrival of Euro-Americans in the 19th century, cattle ranching and other forms of agriculture have dominated land use in the area. In 1930, logging in the mountains north of Burns led to the creation of Hines, a lumber company town, and the timber industry remained important to the local economy until the 1990s. In addition to ranching, a variety of private and public enterprises support the Burns–Hines economy in the 21st century. Annual events include a migratory bird festival, the county fair, and a country music jamboree.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Burns

    Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (BURNS, CHEMICAL), electricity (BURNS, ELECTRIC), or the like.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BURNS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Burns is ranked #155 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Burns surname appeared 165,925 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 56 would have the surname Burns.

    80.2% or 133,171 total occurrences were White.
    14% or 23,329 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 4,115 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 3,036 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 1,294 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 979 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burns in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burns in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of burns in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Burns:

    Lydia Gloria Burns was butchered.

  2. Syed Saquib:

    Once you get to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, you start seeing a rise of admissions from pavement burns at our burn center, and it really starts to surge after that.

  3. Andrew Ansbro:

    One of the firefighters who was with me, who actually retired … due to burns on his legs, he was there digging for weeks with us. He actually passed away two years ago, but … he was not registered. And because he was not an active firefighter, it was very hard to get his claims in because the paperwork wasn't done.

  4. Ben Carnahan:

    I'm making about double what I did in the kitchen, it's just a better, nicer job. I get to set my own hours. I have complete and total autonomy and freedom. I'm not getting cuts and burns and working in a 110 degree kitchen and getting occasionally screamed at by a chef.

  5. Gabby Petito:

    Well he, like, grabbed me with his nail, and I guess that's why it looks... definitely I was cut right here [ points to cheek ] because I can feel it. When I touch it, it burns.

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