aborning
I. adverb Etymology: 1a- + English dialect borning (birth) Date: 1916 while being born or produced <
a resolution that died aborning
>
II. adjective Date: 1943 being born or produced <
the aborning fiasco
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • aborning — [ə bôr′niŋ] adv. while being born or created [the plan died aborning] …   English World dictionary

  • aborning — (adv.) 1893, American English, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + BORN (Cf. born) + ING (Cf. ing) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aborning — I. əˈbȯrniŋ, ȯ(ə)n , nēŋ, nə̇n adverb Etymology: a (I) + borning : while being born or produced : at the moment of birth : before coming to completion used especially in the phrase die aborning a resolution that died aborning II. adjective :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aborning — /euh bawr ning/, adv. 1. in birth; before being carried out: The scheme died aborning. adj. 2. being born; coming into being, fruition, realization, etc.: A new era of architecture is aborning. [1930 35; A 1 + borning irreg. for being born; see… …   Universalium

  • aborning — a•born•ing [[t]əˈbɔr nɪŋ[/t]] adv. 1) in birth; before being carried out: The scheme died aborning[/ex] 2) being born; coming into being, fruition, or realization: A new era is aborning[/ex] • Etymology: 1930–35; a I+borning irreg. for being… …   From formal English to slang

  • aborning — /əˈbɔnɪŋ/ (say uh bawning) adverb US 1. in the process of being born. 2. while being developed or realised: the whole scheme died aborning. {a 1 + born + ing2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aborning — adjective That is in the process of being born; coming into existence. No fewer than five planned “uprisings” died a borning. See Also: aborn, born …   Wiktionary

  • aborning — É™bÉ”rnɪŋ / bɔː adv. in the process of being created …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aborning — [ə bɔ:nɪŋ] adverb chiefly N. Amer. while being born or produced. Origin 1930s: from a in the process of + US dialect born to be born …   English new terms dictionary

  • aborning — aborn·ing …   English syllables

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