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Spell Check of burn

Correct spelling: burn

Common misspellings for burn:


Burn \b(u)-rn\

stream; brook
Burn as a boy's name is a variant of Bourne (Middle English) and Burns (Middle English), and the meaning of Burn is "stream; brook".
bern, Burne, Byrn, born, bourn.

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Examples of usage for burn:

  1. To burn is to subject to the action of fire, or of intense heat so as to effect either partial change or complete combustion; as, to burn wood in the fire; to burn one's hand on a hot stove; the sun burns the face. One brands with a hot iron, but cauterizes with some corrosive substance, as silver nitrate. Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat. To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use. To kindle is to set on fire, as if with a candle; ignite is the more learned and scientific word for the same thing, extending even to the heating of metals to a state of incandescence without burning. To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so. Both kindle and burn have an extensive figurative use; as, to kindle strife; to burn with wrath, love, devotion, curiosity. Compare LIGHT. –  by
  2. He took out a match as he went toward the table at the window, and in a moment more he was busy with a wick which seemed to be determined not to burn for him. – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  3. If I was strong enough, I should just burn it, without reading. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell

Rhymes for burn:

  1. bern, berne, churn, earn, erne, fern, kern, learn, spurn, stern, sterne, turn, urn, verne, yearn, dern, hern, herne, kearn, hearn, hearne, burne, byrne, vern, stearn, stearne, cern, durn, hurn;
  2. adjourn, concern, discern, return, sauterne, upturn, ahearn, laverne, ahern, aherne;
  3. unconcern;