boar


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boar

 (bôr)
n.
1. The wild boar.
2.
a. An uncastrated male pig.
b. The adult male of any of several mammals, such as a badger, raccoon, or guinea pig.

[Middle English bor, from Old English bār.]

boar

(bɔː)
n
1. (Animals) an uncastrated male pig
2. (Animals) See wild boar
[Old English bār; related to Old High German bēr]

boar

(bɔr, boʊr)

n.
1. an uncastrated male swine.
[before 1000; Middle English boor, Old English bār; c. Middle Dutch beer, Old High German bêr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boar - Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine comeboar - Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
tusk - a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
genus Sus, Sus - type genus of the Suidae
2.boar - an uncastrated male hog
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

boar

noun
Related words
collective noun sounder
Translations
خَنْزيرٌ ذَكَر
verro
divočákkanec
vildsvinvildsvineorne
metssiga
karjuvillisika
vepar
vaddisznóvadkan
gölturvilligölturvillisvín
kuilysšernas
kuilisvepris
dzikknur
diviak
merjasec
galtvildsvin
erkek domuzyaban domuzu

boar

[bɔːʳ] N (= male pig) → cerdo m, verraco m
wild boarjabalí m

boar

[ˈbɔːr] nsanglier m

boar

n (= male pig)Eber m; (wild) → Keiler m; boar’s headSchweinskopf m

boar

[bɔːʳ] n (male pig) → verro; (wild boar) → cinghiale m

boar

(boː) noun
a male pig (especially the wild variety).
References in classic literature ?
So the next morning the wolf sent the boar to challenge Sultan to come into the wood to fight the matter.
The wolf and the wild boar were first on the ground; and when they espied their enemies coming, and saw the cat's long tail standing straight in the air, they thought she was carrying a sword for Sultan to fight with; and every time she limped, they thought she was picking up a stone to throw at them; so they said they should not like this way of fighting, and the boar lay down behind a bush, and the wolf jumped up into a tree.
The boar thrust the ferns aside and stepped into the open.
My sounds seemed momentarily to disconcert the boar, and while he halted and shifted his weight with indecision, an apparition burst upon us.
In the end the tusked boar fell pierced by the blades of the many spears they held in front of him; and Don Quixote, turning round at the cries of Sancho, for he knew by them that it was he, saw him hanging from the oak head downwards, with Dapple, who did not forsake him in his distress, close beside him; and Cide Hamete observes that he seldom saw Sancho Panza without seeing Dapple, or Dapple without seeing Sancho Panza; such was their attachment and loyalty one to the other.
Opposite him across the little clearing stood Horta, the boar, with lowered head and foam flecked tucks, ready to charge.
Pocket's and back, I was not by any means convinced on the last point, and began to invent reasons and make excuses for putting up at the Blue Boar.
And indeed as soon as she began washing her master, she at once knew the scar as one that had been given him by a wild boar when he was hunting on Mt.
Thus, then, do I charge you: take some noble young Achaeans with you, and bring from my tents the gifts that I promised yesterday to Achilles, and bring the women also; furthermore let Talthybius find me a boar from those that are with the host, and make it ready for sacrifice to Jove and to the sun.
The baroness pointed, from the window at which they stood, to the courtyard beneath, where the unconscious Lincoln greens were taking a copious stirrup-cup, preparatory to issuing forth after a boar or two.
Dusty was the highway and dusty the throat of the messenger, so that his heart was glad when he saw before him the Sign of the Blue Boar Inn, when somewhat more than half his journey was done.
Today it was Horta, the boar, which came down toward the watcher in the old tree--Horta, the boar, whose formidable tusks and diabolical temper preserved him from all but the most ferocious or most famished of the largest carnivora.