born: [OE] The Old English past participle of the verb meaning ‘bear’ was boren. By Middle English times this had become contracted to born(e), but no distinction in meaning was made on the basis of spelling. This did not come about until around 1600, since when born has become established as the obstetric orthography, while borne remains the straightforward past participle of bear ‘carry’. => bear
Old English boren, alternative past participle of beran (see bear (v.)). Distinction between born and borne is 17c.
1. He was born and grew up in the Flatbush neighbourhood of Brooklyn.
2. She was born in the middle of a rain storm.
3. Almost 80 percent of the state's residents were born elsewhere.
4. Many children are now born into or raised in one-parent families.
5. I think he was born to be editor of a tabloid newspaper.