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boar

an animal
Not to be confused with:
boor – a peasant; a course, rude person: He is such a boor that I never invite him.
bore – to drill; a wearisome person; past tense of bear: She bore her pain without complaining.
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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.]
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boar

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

noun
Related words
collective noun sounder
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

boar

[ˈbɔːr] nsanglier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

boar

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

[bɔːʳ] n (male pig) → verro; (wild boar) → cinghiale m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

boar

(boː) noun
a male pig (especially the wild variety).
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References in classic literature ?
The duchess dismounted, and with a sharp boar-spear in her hand posted herself where she knew the wild boars were in the habit of passing.
Meanwhile they had slung the mighty boar across the back of a mule, and having covered it with sprigs of rosemary and branches of myrtle, they bore it away as the spoils of victory to some large field-tents which had been pitched in the middle of the wood, where they found the tables laid and dinner served, in such grand and sumptuous style that it was easy to see the rank and magnificence of those who had provided it.
When he blew this bugle, four-and-twenty other gentlemen of inferior rank, in Lincoln green a little coarser, and russet boots with a little thicker soles, turned out directly: and away galloped the whole train, with spears in their hands like lacquered area railings, to hunt down the boars, or perhaps encounter a bear: in which latter case the baron killed him first, and greased his whiskers with him afterwards.
'For six mortal weeks, the bears and boars had a holiday.
So the next morning the wolf sent the boar to challenge Sultan to come into the wood to fight the matter.
The boar thrust the ferns aside and stepped into the open.
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. I should be an inconvenience at Joe's; I was not expected, and my bed would not be ready; I should be too far from Miss Havisham's, and she was exacting and mightn't like it.
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."
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.