boar

noun
\ ˈbȯr How to pronounce boar (audio) \

Definition of boar

1a : an uncastrated male swine
b : the male of any of several mammals (such as a guinea pig)
2 : wild boar

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Other Words from boar

boarish \ ˈbȯr-​ish How to pronounce boarish (audio) \ adjective

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For its part, the depiction of Vishnu’s boar avatar (described above and painted about 1775-80 in Kangra or Guler) exudes such calm and control as to be placid—a reassuring quality in a deity charged with maintaining the cosmic order. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "‘Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India’ Review: Multifaceted Devotion," 16 Feb. 2019 Some areas where homes are close to parks or forests, such as Aberdeen in Hong Kong Island’s south, have become popular spots for growing numbers of boars to forage for food amid the garbage cans. Alice Fung, The Seattle Times, "In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones," 6 Feb. 2019 Then, use a boar brush to pull the top section of your hair back into a sleek ponytail and anchor it with a hair tie. Ruffle the back a bit with your fingers for extra volume. 7. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "17 Genius Curly Hair Tips and Tricks," 1 Dec. 2017 Pick up a bottle–and a boar—and try this recipe ASAP. Julie Bensman, Marie Claire, "The 6 Secret Ingredients That'll Make Your Slapdash Dinner Taste Like Real Italian Food," 5 Jan. 2017 Animal bristles from boars, hogs and badgers — used by mustache and beard groomers — were spared the chop. Daniela Wei, The Seattle Times, "Winners and losers from Trump’s tariffs," 18 Sep. 2018 In the 1920s, a Monterey County landowner released some European boars into the hills. Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "Wild pigs cause millions in damages in California. But hunting them could become easier," 25 June 2018 There's cod stew, fire-roasted moose shoulder and leg, jellied foie gras, ribs braised with red wine, and terrines of duck, boar, and rabbit. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Recap: Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' Visits Newfoundland," 14 May 2018 Behind the bar is a glass enclosure Bleidorn plans to use to dry-age meat from steers, boars and goats. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Inside Birdsong, opening today on Mission Street," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of boar

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for boar

Middle English bor, from Old English bār; akin to Old High German & Old Saxon bēr boar

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boar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of boar

: a male pig
: a wild pig

boar

noun
\ ˈbȯr How to pronounce boar (audio) \

Kids Definition of boar

1 : a male pig
2 : wild boar

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