bairn


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bairn

 (bârn)
n. Scots
A child.

[Middle English barn, from Old English bearn; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

bairn

(bɛən; Scottish bern)
n
Scot and Northern English a child
[Old English bearn; related to bearm lap, Old Norse, Old High German barn child]

child

(tʃaɪld)

n., pl. chil•dren.
1. a person between birth and full growth; a young boy or girl.
2. a son or daughter.
3. a baby or infant.
4. a human fetus.
5. a person who behaves in a childish manner.
6. a descendant.
7. any person or thing regarded as the product of particular circumstances or influences: children of poverty.
8. Archaic. childe.
Idioms:
1. great or big with child, (of a human female) being in the late stages of pregnancy.
2. with child, (of a human female) pregnant.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English cild; akin to Gothic kilthai womb]
child′less, adj.
child′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bairn - a child: son or daughterbairn - a child: son or daughter    
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"

bairn

noun
Scots. A young person between birth and puberty:
Informal: kid.
Translations

bairn

[bɛən] N (Scot, N Engl) → niño/a m/f

bairn

[ˈbɛərn] (Scottish) n (= child) → gosse mf (= baby) → gosse mf

bairn

n (Scot) → Kind nt

bairn

[bɛən] n (Scot) → bambino/a
References in classic literature ?
We have changed places,' she says; 'that was just how I used to help you up, but I'm the bairn now.
Uf aught happened tull Samuel where wull the bairn stond?
Never a bairn on Island McGill talked so loud an' tull such purpose.
Do the world run by hut or muss, an' be God a weak, shully-shallyun' creature thot ud alter the fate an' destiny o' thungs because the worm Margaret Henan seen fut tull name her bairn Samuel?
Eleven bairns ha' I borne," she said; "sux o' them lossies an' five o' them loddies.
Mak," he says, "with your leave let me give your bairn but sixpence.
If ye see the laird, tell him what ye hear; tell him this makes the twelve hunner and nineteen time that Jennet Clouston has called down the curse on him and his house, byre and stable, man, guest, and master, wife, miss, or bairn -- black, black be their fall
Earnshaw was ready to fling it out of doors: she did fly up, asking how he could fashion to bring that gipsy brat into the house, when they had their own bairns to feed and fend for?
These bans an' wafts an' boh-ghosts an' bar-guests an' bogles an' all anent them is only fit to set bairns an' dizzy women a'belderin'.
Five pounds of the drug was discovered when James Fair bairn was searched during his arrest for an unrelated matter on Friday.
DENMARK'S Princess Mary has named her new child Bairn - in a move straight out of the Broons.
It was a clear foul but whistler Craig Thomson immediately flashed a red card at the young Bairn and that looked harsh.