bourn vs bourne what difference

what is difference between bourn and bourne

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɔːn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɔɹn/, /bʊɹn/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /bo(ː)ɹn/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /boən/
  • Homophone: borne
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)n

Etymology 1

Doublet of burn.

Noun

bourn (plural bourns)

  1. A small stream or brook.
Related terms
  • burn

Etymology 2

From French borne.

Noun

bourn (plural bourns)

  1. Destination.
  2. Limit.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:bourn.

See also

  • bourne

Anagrams

  • Bornu, Broun, Bruno, buron


English

Noun

bourne (countable and uncountable, plural bournes)

  1. (countable, archaic) A boundary.
  2. (archaic) A goal or destination.
  3. (countable) A stream or brook in which water flows only seasonally.

Derived terms

  • (seasonal stream): nailbourne, winterbourne

Related terms

  • (seasonal stream): bourn (small stream), burn (stream)

Anagrams

  • unbore, unrobe

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