Burns may refer to:

  • Burn, an injury (plural)
  • Robert Burns, poet
  • Burns (surname), includes list of people and characters
  • Burns London, a British guitar maker


  • Burns, Colorado, unincorporated community in Eagle County
  • Burns, Kansas, town in Marion County
  • Burns, New York, town in Allegany County
  • Burns, Oregon, town in Harney County
  • Burns, Tennessee, town in Dickson County
  • Burns, Wisconsin, town in La Crosse County
    • Burns (community), Wisconsin, an unincorporated community
  • Burns, Wyoming, town in Laramie County


  • USS Burns (DD-171), a United States Navy destroyer in commission from 1919 to 1930
  • USS Burns (DD-588), a United States Navy destroyer in commission from 1943 to 1946
  • USS W. W. Burns (1861), a schooner acquired by the United States Navy in 1861


  • H.B. Burns Memorial Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C.

Famous quotes containing the word burns:

    Let them cant about decorum Who have characters to lose!
    —Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    There’s nought but care on ev’ry han’,
    In ev’ry hour that passes, O:
    What signifies the life o’ man,
    An’ ‘twere na for the lasses, O.
    —Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    But pleasures are like poppies spread,
    You seize the flow’r, its bloom is shed;
    Or like the snow falls in the river,
    A moment white—then melts for ever;
    —Robert Burns (1759–1796)