(abbreviation b.) to come out of your mother’s body at the beginning of your life I was born in 1976. He was born in a small village in northern Spain. She was born with a weak heart. born into something She was born into a very musical family. born of/to somebody He was born of/to German parents. + adj. Her brother was born blind (= was blind when he was born). + noun John Wayne was born Marion Michael Morrison (= that was his name at birth).