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:

    The best laid schemes o’ mice and men Gang aft agley;
    An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!
    —Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    It is because everything is relative
    That we shall never see in that sphere of pure wisdom and
    Entertainment much more than groping shadows of an incomplete
    Former existence so close it burns like the mouth that
    Closes down over all your effort like the moment
    Of death
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Before I get through with you, you will have a clear case for divorce and so will my wife. Now, the first thing to do is arrange for a settlement. You take the children, your husband takes the house, Junior burns down the house, you take the insurance and I take you!
    S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, terms for a divorce settlement proposed while trying to woo Lucille Briggs (Thelma Todd)