Definitions for: Bourn

[n] an archaic term for a goal or destination
[n] an archaic term for a boundary

Webster (1913) Definition: Bourn, Bourne Bourne, n. [OE. burne, borne, AS. burna;
akin to OS. brunno spring, G. born, brunnen, OHG. prunno,
Goth. brunna, Icel. brunnr, and perh. to Gr. ?. The root is
prob. that of burn, v., because the source of a stream seems
to issue forth bubbling and boiling from the earth. Cf.
Torrent, and see Burn, v.]
A stream or rivulet; a burn.

My little boat can safely pass this perilous bourn.

Bourn, Bourne Bourne, n. [F. borne. See Bound a
A bound; a boundary; a limit. Hence: Point aimed at; goal.

Where the land slopes to its watery bourn. --Cowper.

The undiscovered country, from whose bourn No traveler
returns. --Shak.

Sole bourn, sole wish, sole object of my song.

To make the doctrine . . . their intellectual bourne.

Synonyms: bourne, bourne

See Also: bound, boundary, bounds, end, goal

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