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Borg may refer to:

Places

Companies and products

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Other

  • Borg scale, in sports science, a measurement of perceived exertion
  • Nighthawk (roller coaster), a roller coaster formerly known as "Borg Assimilator"
  • Borg, a term used in Travian
  • Borg, "Bundesoberstufenrealgymnasium", an Austrian name for state-run high schools focused on technical education
  • Borg Opening, a rare chess opening
  • Lawrence Springborg, an Australian politician nicknamed "The Borg"

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also borg

Contents

English

Etymology

Contraction of "cybernetic organism", via cyborg

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Borg

Plural
-

Borg

  1. (uncountable, Star Trek) A humanoid race in the Star Trek universe.

Translations

Noun

Singular
Borg

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural Borgs

Borg (countable and uncountable; plural Borgs)

  1. (fiction) A member of a fictional hiveminded humanoid race in the Star Trek universe who seek to assimilate all intelligent life into their number .
  2. (slang) One who proselytises or assimilates.
    • 2005:"Go for the fun of it (yes, I am one of the Borgs) and don't let equipment bother you. Just remember this even when the Borgs assimilate you." — [1]

Usage notes

  • Almost never employed in the plural within Star Trek novels and films. (In the Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Infinite Regress", Seven of Nine says "Borg? I hate Borgs" while playing kadis-kot with Naomi Wildman, although she is speaking with the mind of a young child at the moment.)

Translations

member of a fictional Star Trek race

Verb

Infinitive
to Borg

Third person singular
Borgs

Simple past
Borged

Past participle
Borged

Present participle
Borging

to Borg (third-person singular simple present Borgs, present participle Borging, simple past and past participle Borged)

  1. (slang) to assimilate rivals, via corporate acquisition or religious proselytisation
    • 2003:"NYTIMES - Microsoft trying to borg google." — [2]
    • 2004:"The Christians could afford to spend generations converting northern Europe and that's exactly what they did. We have that example from history. We know there are other faiths out there that want to wipe us out, and there are other faiths out there that want to Borg us. The fact that some are still here after decades means we aren't giving in this time, and you're one of the ones here over a decade." — [3]
    • 2004:"They are trying to turn you into them. They are trying to borg us." — [4]
  2. (slang) to turn into a cyborg, to implant machinery into people with the intent of controlling or assimilating them
    • 2000:"We already do it and they tell us they're going to Borg us with fucking stuff into our brains and we won't have to talk to each other." — "Charles Hayward", FREQ (online)
    • 2001:"Intel wants to Borg us!" — Rick C. Hodgin, GeekNews (online)

Usage notes

  • Use of other than the infinitive is rare. Lowercase spelling also occurs, less commonly.

German

Noun

Borg m.

  1. barrow (castrated boar)

This German entry was created from the translations listed at barrow. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Borg in the German Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008








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