There are 2 definitions of bourn in English:

bourn1

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Pronunciation: /bɔːn
 
, bʊən
 
/

noun

dialect
  • A small stream, especially one that flows intermittently or seasonally.
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    • One of the many good touches in this book is its linguistic bent, as in the explanation of tilth and bourn, farming terms carried as baggage to the American Utopia.
    • ‘I-I-I don't get you, ’ he says thickly, in a stuttered upper-pitch that probably succeeds in shaving a bourne of phlegm off his wind-pipe.
    • But it seems likely that all sorcery will vanish with the bourns.

Origin

Middle English: southern English variant of burn2.

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There are 2 definitions of bourn in English:

bourn2

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Pronunciation: /bɔːn
 
, bʊən
 
/
(also bourne)

noun

literary
  • 1A limit or boundary.
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    • In works such as these, the paint-splattered canvases, which suggest the wilder bourns of Abstract Expressionism, are subjected to all manner of indignities.
    • These spaces of dispersion are marked with bourns which disappear amid the fields of scree as stones.
  • 1.1A goal or destination.
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    • Northern Afghanistan was to these Assyrian kings the dumping ground for unconsidered numbers of slaves; a bourn from which no captive ever returned.
    • It's quite hard to say, ‘The undiscover'd country from whose bourn no traveller returns’ when your mum has just died. ‘If it be not now yet it will come.
    • Many more men were taken ‘to that bourne from whence no traveller [sic] returns.’

Origin

early 16th century (denoting a boundary of a field): from French borne, from Old French bodne (see bound2).

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(in science fiction) navigation in outer space