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You don't burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.
Cliff Burton

Meaning of "burn" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BURN

Old English beornan (intr), bærnan (tr); related to Old Norse brenna (tr or intr), Gothic brinnan (intr), Latin fervēre to boil, seethe.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BURN

burn  [bɜːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BURN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Burn is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb burn in English.

WHAT DOES BURN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Burn

A burn is a type of injury to flesh or skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation. Burns that affect only the superficial skin are known as superficial or first-degree burns. When damage penetrates into some of the underlying layers, it is a partial-thickness or second-degree burn. In a full-thickness or third-degree burn, the injury extends to all layers of the skin. A fourth-degree burn additionally involves injury to deeper tissues, such as muscle or bone. The treatment required depends on the severity of the burn. Superficial burns may be managed with little more than simple pain relievers, while major burns may require prolonged treatment in specialized burn centers. Cooling with tap water may help relieve pain and decrease damage; however, prolonged exposure may result in low body temperature. Partial-thickness burns may require cleaning with soap and water, followed by dressings. It is not clear how to manage blisters, but it is probably reasonable to leave them intact. Full-thickness burns usually require surgical treatments, such as skin grafting.

Definition of burn in the English dictionary

The first definition of burn in the dictionary is to undergo or cause to undergo combustion. Other definition of burn is to destroy or be destroyed by fire. Burn is also to damage, injure, or mark by heat.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BURN

PRESENT

Present
I burn
you burn
he/she/it burns
we burn
you burn
they burn
Present continuous
I am burning
you are burning
he/she/it is burning
we are burning
you are burning
they are burning
Present perfect
I have burned
you have burned
he/she/it has burned
we have burned
you have burned
they have burned
Present perfect continuous
I have been burning
you have been burning
he/she/it has been burning
we have been burning
you have been burning
they have been burning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I burned
you burned
he/she/it burned
we burned
you burned
they burned
Past continuous
I was burning
you were burning
he/she/it was burning
we were burning
you were burning
they were burning
Past perfect
I had burned
you had burned
he/she/it had burned
we had burned
you had burned
they had burned
Past perfect continuous
I had been burning
you had been burning
he/she/it had been burning
we had been burning
you had been burning
they had been burning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will burn
you will burn
he/she/it will burn
we will burn
you will burn
they will burn
Future continuous
I will be burning
you will be burning
he/she/it will be burning
we will be burning
you will be burning
they will be burning
Future perfect
I will have burned
you will have burned
he/she/it will have burned
we will have burned
you will have burned
they will have burned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been burning
you will have been burning
he/she/it will have been burning
we will have been burning
you will have been burning
they will have been burning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would burn
you would burn
he/she/it would burn
we would burn
you would burn
they would burn
Conditional continuous
I would be burning
you would be burning
he/she/it would be burning
we would be burning
you would be burning
they would be burning
Conditional perfect
I would have burn
you would have burn
he/she/it would have burn
we would have burn
you would have burn
they would have burn
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been burning
you would have been burning
he/she/it would have been burning
we would have been burning
you would have been burning
they would have been burning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you burn
we let´s burn
you burn
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to burn
Past participle
burned
Present Participle
burning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BURN


Bern
bɜːn
Blackburn
ˈblækbɜːn
concern
kənˈsɜːn
earn
ɜːn
extern
ˈɛkstɜːn
externe
ˈɛkstɜːn
fern
fɜːn
gerne
ɡɜːn
Hepburn
ˈhɛpˌbɜːn
intern
ɪnˈtɜːn
interne
ˈɪntɜːn
kern
kɜːn
learn
lɜːn
pern
pɜːn
return
rɪˈtɜːn
Saturn
ˈsætɜːn
stern
stɜːn
Sterne
stɜːn
turn
tɜːn
urn
ɜːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BURN

burn in
burn off
burn one´s boats
burn one´s bridges
burn one´s fingers
burn out
burn the candle at both ends
burn the midnight oil
burn-off
burn-up
burnable
Burne-Jones
burned
burned-out
burner
burnet
burnet rose
burnet saxifrage

WORDS THAT END LIKE BURN

at every turn
auburn
churn
day return
downturn
heartburn
mourn
on the turn
overturn
rate of return
sale and return
sale or return
sojourn
Solothurn
sunburn
tax return
the point of no return
the turn
to a turn
U-turn

Synonyms and antonyms of burn in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BURN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «burn» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of burn
ache · beam · bite · blaze · blush · boil · brand · char · colour · crave · desire · flame · flare · flicker · flush · fume · glare · gleam · glimmer · glow · hanker · hunger · hurt · ignite · incinerate · itch · kindle · light · long · pain · radiate · redden · scorch · sear · seethe · shimmer · shine · simmer · singe · smart · smoke · smoulder · sting · tingle · toast · yearn

Translation of «burn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BURN

Find out the translation of burn to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of burn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «burn» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

烧伤
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quemadura
570 millions of speakers

English

burn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَرْق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ожог
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

queimadura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পোড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

brûlure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terbakar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Brandwunde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

火傷
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

mbakar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vết bỏng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எரிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बर्न करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yanmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bruciatura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oparzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

опік
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

arsură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάψιμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

brand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

brännsår
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

brannsår
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of burn

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BURN»

The term «burn» is very widely used and occupies the 6.193 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of burn
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «burn».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BURN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «burn» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «burn» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about burn

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BURN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word burn.
1
Thomas Arnold
One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
2
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Some Western demographers have posited, due to the female shortage created by the one-child policy, that China will be forced to field a vast force - as in tens of millions strong - of wifeless men who'll gladly wage wars around the planet to burn off all those unrequited hormones.
3
Joe Bastianich
The menu should be part of the entertainment, part of the dining experience. It's kind of like reading the 'Playbill' when you go to the theater. It should be an alluring and interactive document. Does it have burn marks on it from the candle? If you ever get a greasy menu with food stains on it, it's time to run like hell.
4
Action Bronson
Albanians, we tan well! I don't burn; I bake.
5
William Jennings Bryan
Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
6
Cliff Burton
You don't burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.
7
Robert Byrne
Byrne's Law: In any electrical circuit, appliances and wiring will burn out to protect fuses.
8
Sarah Wayne Callies
The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband's family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp.
9
Duane G. Carey
You know, Scooter's going to do the first separation burn; I'm going to do the second separation burn.
10
Amelia Earhart
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BURN»

Discover the use of burn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to burn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America
This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.
Timothy Egan, 2009
2
Burn for Burn
Payback is paradise in this start to a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.
Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian, 2012
3
Angel Burn
In a world where angels are fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans and drain them of their vitality, a ruthless teenaged assassin of angels falls in love with a half-angel half-human girl, with devastating ...
Lee Weatherly, 2010
4
Burn
"Fifteen years ago, Felix Paracel killed his mother with fire that shot from his hands.
Tj Klune, 2012
5
Total Burn Care: Expert Consult - Online
Total Burn Care guides you in providing optimal burn care and maximizing recovery, from resuscitation through reconstruction to rehabilitation!
David N. Herndon, 2012
6
Burn
High school senior William "Wee Wee" Tucker may not be able to meet his pastor-father's expectations, stop his mother's drinking, or protect his gay brother, but his heroism as a volunteer firefighter has a big impact on his small Alabama ...
Heath Gibson, 2012
7
Rope Burn
While working on a writing assignment at his new school, Richard learns the meaning of various proverbs and how to express his feelings about his parents' divorce.
Jan Siebold, 2012
8
The Burn Journals
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Brent Runyon, 2005
9
Burn
She escaped the fire--but not the effects of the burn.
Ted Dekker, 2010
10
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever ...
Tom Venuto has created a program using the secrets of the world's leanest people,although it's not about getting ripped; it is about maximizing your fat loss through nutrient timing and strategic exercise.
Tom Venuto, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BURN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term burn is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Burn unit changes raise plastic surgeons' ire
A storm is brewing over changes to Vancouver General Hospital's 24-bed burn unit that plastic surgeons warn will compromise patient care, ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
2
MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: National support for Great Burn wilderness
For decades, the prevailing opinion regarding the Great Burn has been that it ought to be designated wilderness. The 252,000-acre area that ... «The Missoulian, Jul 15»
3
Katie Piper stars in beauty campaign for Remescar burn cream
She was a young woman who had her dreams of being a model ruined when she became the victim of an acid attack instigated by her ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
'Welcome to the hot seat. Make sure you don't burn'
The new national director of public prosecutions Shaun Abrahams has pledged to uphold the constitution and to act "without fear, favour or ... «Rand Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Fundraising page for Beaufort County burn victim
He will be at Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill for a while. So far, we have received positive updates but still has a long road to recovery.". «WITN, Jul 15»
6
Fire Brigade worried as hills in St Thomas, St Andrew burn
"In the farming communities, we usually have bush fires, and we attribute most of these bush fires to the practice of slash and burn. [But] since ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
7
Western Inferno: 49 Wildfires Burn in 8 States
Western Inferno: 49 Wildfires Burn in 8 States. More. Hundreds of acres burned, homes destroyed and evacuations under way as plumes of ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
8
Burn Social Club opening in Andrews Entertainment District July 15th
Burn Social Club Buckhead live music venue Andrews Upstairs has closed and will be replaced by Burn Social Club, which will feature ... «Atlanta Magazine, Jul 15»
9
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were exposed to burn pits …
“A burn pit's just a big hole in the ground. You push dirt up and just have trash there, and light it on fire and walk away,” says Army veteran Eric ... «Michigan Radio, Jul 15»
10
50-60 acres burn near Indian Trail in N. Spokane
... please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. 50-60 acres burn near Indian Trail in N. Spokane. KREM Staff, KREM.com 10:57 p.m. PDT July 6, 2015. «KREM.com, Jul 15»

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