a child; son or daughter.
Nay, verily, I was a child before; all by-gones are but bairn’s play.
Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
Hath he no the smooth face o’ a bairn and the thews’ o’ Behemoth?’
Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
“We’ve welded America already into the clan, dear bairn,” smiled Mrs. Cameron.
The Jolliest School of All Angela Brazil
Too awful it is for an aged man to bide and bear, that his bairn so young rides on the gallows.
But, May, my bairn, the guid man’s sleeping wi’ downright fatigue.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX Alexander Leighton
But, at any rate, she was his wife, and the bairn would be his bairn.
Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
Eh, but sic maun be sair affrontit wi’ themsels, that disgrace at ance the wife that should hae been and the bairn that shouldna!
Salted With Fire George MacDonald
You forget I was but a bairn when we romped in the hay-dash.
John Splendid Neil Munro
Yes; this bairn Anne, Mrs. Ross, as you see, has been misbehaving herself.
Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
I speired at ‘im what he meant by terrifyin’ a bairn, but he didna say naething.
A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
(Scot & Northern English) a child
“child” (of any age), Old English bearn “child, son, descendant,” probably related to beran (“to bear, carry, give birth;” see bear (v.)). Originally not chiefly Scottish, but felt as such from c.1700. This was the English form of the original Germanic word for “child” (see child). Dutch, Old High German kind, German Kind are from a prehistoric *gen-to-m “born,” from the same root as Latin gignere. Middle English had bairn-team “brood of children.”
a yellow mist occurring in eastern China and Japan during the spring and fall, caused by dust from the interior of China. Contemporary Examples In the meantime, bais found many of his customers could not use email because of the blacklist. Yeah, We Broke the Internet: The Inside Story of the Biggest Attack Ever Eli […]
baiza. a coin and monetary unit of Oman, the 1000th part of a rial omani. Historical Examples Dit que le Diable monstre une forme de membre viril au Sabbat, ong comme vne chandelle, & qu’il vit vne femme qui le baisa par là. The Witch-cult in Western Europe Margaret Alice Murray
noun an annual Sikh festival commemorating the founding (1699) of the Order of the Khalsa by Gobind Singh
food, or some substitute, used as a lure in fishing, trapping, etc. a poisoned lure used in exterminating pests. an allurement; enticement: Employees were lured with the bait of annual bonuses. an object for pulling molten or liquefied material, as glass, from a vat or the like by adhesion. South Midland and Southern U.S. a […]