What does the word bourn mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A burn.

Usage examples for bourn

  1. Now, it is pretty widely known that no uglier river oozes down to its bourn in the sea through unwholesome banks of low mud. – John Bull on the Guadalquivir from Tales from all Countries by Anthony Trollope
  2. Dissolved in grins, he reads no memorials upon the state of Ireland, listens to no reports, asks no questions, and is the " Bourn from whom no traveller returns." – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury