bourn definition

  • noun:
    • A small flow; a brook.
    • Archaic A destination; a target.
    • Archaic A boundary; a limit.
    • a tiny flow or brook.
    • location
    • restriction
    • A stream or rivulet; a burn.
    • A bound; a boundary; a limit. Hence: Point targeted at; objective.
    • A stream; a brook: identical to burn.
    • [the phrase occurs in various place-names in Great Britain, as Bournemouth (which, lips of the burn or rivulet), Westbourne, etc.]
    • A bound; limit; destination; goal: as, “beyond the bourn of sunset,”
    • an archaic term for a boundary
    • an archaic term for an objective or destination
  • others:
    • See bone.

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