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Alternative clues for the word boer
Fighter of 1899-1902
Great Trek participant
Louis Botha, notably
One who fought Uitlanders
___ War of 1899
Orange Free State settler
Great Trek trekker
Great Trek participant of the 1830s
Great Trek emigrant
Great Trek figure
It means "farmer" in Afrikaans
Participant in an 1899 conflict
Andries Pretorius, e.g., who gave his name to a national capital
Paul Kruger of Krugerrand fame, e.g.
Two-time belligerent against the British Empire
Great Trek figure of the 1830s
A white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
A Cape Town citizen
South African colonist
S. African of Huguenot descent
War of yore
Dutch colonist in South Africa
South African citizen
South African settler
Uitlander foe: 1899–1902
Dutch South African
Oom Paul was one
Combatant of 1899
"Farmer," in Dutch
One of the wars
Englishman's foe: 1899-1902
___ War: 1899–1902
Certain S. African
Jan Smuts, e.g.
Oom Paul Kruger, for one
Mafeking fighter: 1899–1900
Certain South African
A South African
A Capetown citizen, e.g.
Smuts was one
S. African of Dutch extraction
Dutch settler in Africa
War of 1899–1902
Word definitions for boer in dictionaries
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Boer \Boer\, n. [D., a farmer. See Boor .] A colonist or farmer in South Africa of Dutch descent.
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A Dutch colonist in South Africa, or one of their (white) descendants, especially a farmer; an Afrikaner. 2 A militant in the (w: Boer War)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"Dutch colonist in South Africa," 1824, from Dutch boer "farmer," from Middle Dutch, cognate with Old English gebur "dweller, farmer, peasant," and thus related to bower , German Bauer , and the final syllable of neighbor (see boor ). Boer War (1899-1902)...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Boer (, or ; ) is the Dutch and Afrikaans word for "farmer". As used in South Africa, it was used to denote the descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century. For a time the Dutch East...
Usage examples of boer.
During the whole war the task of the British had been made very much more difficult by the openly expressed sympathy with the Boers from the political association known as the Afrikander Bond, which either inspired or represented the views which prevailed among the great majority of the Dutch inhabitants of Cape Colony.
The men appear to have been chiefly colonial rebels, and not Boers of the backveld, and to that happy chance it may be that the comparative harmlessness of their fire was due.
The competition of younger professionals, of wandering backveld Boers and even of poaching natives who had obtained guns, was growing severe.
At Beira, a Portuguese port through which we have treaty rights by which we may pass troops, a curious mixed force of Australians, New Zealanders and others was being disembarked and pushed through to Rhodesia, so as to cut off any trek which the Boers might make in that direction.
Whilst the Boers were making this daring raid a force consisting of several mobile columns was being organised by General Settle to arrest and finally to repel the western invasion.
The rest of the Boer forces doubled back at night between the columns and escaped over the Zululand border, where 200 of them surrendered.
On April 13th the southern columns were started, but already the British preparations had alarmed the Boers, and Botha, with his main commandos, had slipped south across the line into that very district from which he had been so recently driven.
That the Boers in the field had no doubts as to the good treatment of these people was shown by the fact that they repeatedly left their families in the way of the columns so that they might be conveyed to the camps.
British columns were full cry upon his heels, however, and the Boers after a few hours left the gutted town and vanished into the hills once more.
Two British forces, aided by smaller columns, were endeavouring to surround the Boer leader.
Of all the sixty odd British columns which were traversing the Boer states there was not one which had a better record than that commanded by Colonel Benson.
The Boer force was followed up by two British columns under Kekewich and Fetherstonhaugh.
The blockhouse system had been developed to a very complete extent in the Orange River Colony, and the small bands of Boers found it increasingly difficult to escape from the British columns who were for ever at their heels.
To the south of this line the Boer resistance had practically ceased, although several columns moved continually through it, and gleaned up the broken fragments of the commandos.
But to get to the other side of the Boers it was necessary to march the columns through by night.