Boar
Boar Boar (b[=o]r), n. [OE. bar, bor, bore, AS. b[=a]r; akin to OHG. p[=e]r, MHG. b[=e]r, G. b["a]r, boar (but not b["a]r bear), and perh. Russ. borov' boar.] (Zo["o]l.) The uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog. [1913 Webster]

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  • boar — [ bɔr ] (plural boars or boar) noun count 1. ) a male pig 2. ) a WILD BOAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boar — (n.) O.E. bar boar, from W.Gmc. *bairaz (Cf. O.S. ber, Du. beer, O.H.G. ber), of unknown origin with no cognates outside West Germanic. Applied in Middle English to persons of boar like character …   Etymology dictionary

  • boar — [bôr] n. pl. boars or boar [ME bor < OE bar; akin to Ger (dial.) bär, Du beer: only in WGmc] 1. a mature uncastrated male pig 2. WILD BOAR …   English World dictionary

  • boar — BOÁR, boari, s.m. Păstor de boi. [var.: bouár s.m.] – lat. bo(v)arius. Trimis de valeriu, 21.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  boár (boári), s.m. – Păstor de boi. lat. boārius sau bovārius (REW 1180; Candrea Dens., 171; DAR); cf …   Dicționar Român

  • boar — boar; boar·ish; …   English syllables

  • boar — ► NOUN (pl. same or boars) 1) (also wild boar) a tusked wild pig. 2) an uncastrated domestic male pig. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • boar — [bo: US bo:r] n [: Old English; Origin: bar] 1.) a wild pig 2.) a male pig …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Boar — Taxobox status = LC status system = iucn3.1 name = Wild Boar fossil range = Early Pleistocene Recent regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Suidae genus = Sus species = S. scrofa binomial = Sus scrofa …   Wikipedia

  • boar — /bawr, bohr/, n. 1. the uncastrated male swine. 2. See wild boar. adj. 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. (of animals) male, esp. full grown: a boar cat. [bef. 1000; ME boor, OE bar; c. D beer, OHG bêr < WGmc *baira , perh. akin to Welsh baedd] * …   Universalium

  • boar — [[t]bɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] boars (The plural boar or boars can be used for meaning 1.) 1) N COUNT A boar or a wild boar is a wild pig. Wild boar are numerous in the valleys. 2) N COUNT A boar is a male pig …   English dictionary

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