\ˈbȯr \

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 \ adjective

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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 Betty's Bomb Ass Burgers serves up a burger like that, plus many others with diverse toppings like boar and oysters., "Betty's Bomb Ass Burgers offers authentic burgers and toppings through food truck," 26 Apr. 2018 From boars roaming Berlin and gangs of baboons in Cape Town to a mountain lion in the Hollywood Hills and coyotes in Chicago, the swelling ranks of new and eager urban dwellers include many wild animals. Aditi Shrikant,, "When wild animals urbanize," 13 July 2018 Personal grooming for guys could become pricier since hair clippers and electric shavers are on the new list, as are items such as badger hair and boar bristle that are used in old-fashioned shaving brushes. Bruce Einhorn,, "Trump's trade war is about to hit home — and your home is no exception," 11 July 2018 In the piece, 12 small boars, to represent the 12 boys from the Wild Boars soccer team, bound through the water, safely escorted by frogs, representing the divers, and seals, referring to the navy SEALs. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "‘Hooyah, Hooyah, Hooyah’: Jubilation at Thai cave rescue spreads across the world," 10 July 2018 Meridian Restaurant & Bar – Seared duck breast, bavette steak or boar bolognese are the entree options for $40 per person. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Savor Midtown offers dinner bargains in Broad Ripple," 12 June 2018 That’s the conclusion of a new study, which shows that a variety of previously diurnal animals such as foxes, deer, and boars have become nocturnal to avoid human activity out of fear. Elizabeth Gamillo, Science | AAAS, "Human activity is causing more and more animals to embrace the night," 14 June 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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The first known use of boar was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of boar

: a male pig

: a wild pig


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Kids Definition of boar

1 : a male pig

2 : wild boar

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