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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
wild boar
▪ The other month I was doing a forest scene and found a wild boar some one had painted out.
▪ The origin of the ancestral wild boar is thought to be the Crimea.
▪ If swine, then big wild boar, hunting quietly in the woods for something, mooching about and turning things up.
▪ Succubi, devils, witches, magicians, vampires, werewolves, ghosts and wild boars.
▪ Deer, wild boar, so we can claim to be connoisseurs.
▪ The huntsman killed a wild boar and cut out its heart.
▪ Well how about a wild boar, or even a few snails?
▪ It can also be used with domestic pork to make it taste more like wild boar.
▪ If swine, then big wild boar, hunting quietly in the woods for something, mooching about and turning things up.
▪ It can also be used with domestic pork to make it taste more like wild boar.
▪ No, no, a white boar.
▪ Remove boar from grill and let rest a few minutes.
▪ The huntsman killed a wild boar and cut out its heart.
▪ The men had been in unknown country, chasing the boar uphill, when the rule is to chase downhill only.
▪ The rich flavors of the boar were counterpointed by a sweet chestnut puree.
▪ The wild boar had been hiding behind a large and actually rather unconvincing bush for a hundred years or so.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English bar "boar," from West Germanic *bairaz (cognates: Old Saxon ber, Dutch beer, Old High German ber "a boar"), which is of unknown origin with no cognates outside West Germanic. Applied in Middle English to persons of boar-like character.


n. 1 A wild boar (''Sus scrofa''), the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig. 2 A male pig.

  1. n. Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States [syn: wild boar, Sus scrofa]

  2. an uncastrated male hog


The Bombardment Aircraft Rocket, also known as BOAR, the Bureau of Ordnance Aircraft Rocket, and officially as the 30.5-Inch Rocket, Mark 1, Mod 0, was an unguided air-to-surface rocket developed by the United States Navy's Naval Ordnance Test Station during the 1950s. Intended to provide a standoff nuclear capability for carrier-based aircraft, the rocket entered operational service in 1956, remaining in service until 1963.

Boar (film)

Boar is an upcoming 2016 Australian horror film written and directed by Chris Sun about a group of teenagers find themselves in a wood with a bloody pig. The film stars Nathan Jones, John Jarratt, Christie-Lee Britten, Melissa Tkautz, Madeleine Kennedy and Justin Gerardin.

Usage examples of "boar".

This human cargo represents a weight of about twenty tons, which is equivalent to that of thirty persons, two boars, three sows, twelve piglets, thirty fowls, ten dogs, twenty rats, a hundred balled or potted breadfruit and banana plants, and twelve tons of watergourds, seeds, yams, tubers, coconuts, adzes and weapons.

He took his bow and arrows and, while waiting for his horse to be saddled and readied, he and Captain Argot discussed the various methods of killing a boar and whether one should aim for the eye or the throat.

Mai, they herded cattle on the grasslands and pigs in the patches of woodland that stood between the fields, and the young men of the tribe hunted boar and deer and aurochs and bear and wolf in the wild woods that had now been pressed back beyond the temples.

Pendyke bore the name of Kite, and in Saxon times the Birts of Deorhyst, and the Kitels of Pendyke, were mighty hunters in the forest, and many a wolf and many a wild boar fell before their spears.

The only specimens of quadrupeds, birds, fish and cetacea were a few wild boars, stormy petrels, albatrosses, perch and seals.

The harts and hinds in their herds, the boars in their singulars, the skulks of foxes, the richesses of martens, the bevies of roes, the cetes of badgers and the routs of wolves: all came to him more or less as something which you either skin or flayed and then took home to the cook.

One cruck frame had already been lashed together and Ravin was directing Frue and some others in hauling the bigger boar up by its hind legs.

If a further eight bombers which were so badly damaged by fighter attack over Berlin that they crashed at various places on the return flight are added in, the Wild Boar operation could claim thirty-eight successes.

PURGANAX: Gentlemen Boars, I move a resolution, That her most sacred Majesty should be Invited to attend the feast of Famine, And to receive upon her chaste white body Dews of Apotheosis from this BAG.

A meal for a dozen people at the table under the lantern-lit tree: venison and wild boar from the forest, trout from the river below, beef from the cattle herds pastured between Ardis and the farcaster pad, red and white wines from Ardis vineyards, fresh corn, squash, salad and peas from the garden, and caviar faxed in from somewhere or the other.

All this sitting around is bad for the digestion, we should organize a boar-hunt, I remember one boar-hunt I went on, in Laconia, a huge boar, it stood higher than a man, it had already killed half a dozen dogs, I remember it had the giblets of one of them hanging from its right tusk, no, it was the left, no, wait a minute.

I should have been sadly boared in this dull place if it had not been for gaming.

It was a giant among boars, they said, marked black and silver like the Hailstone itself.

I soon overtook the palfrey that carried Calverley, and the baying of the hounds told us that the boar was well on his way to the copses of Hazeldine, where Hasting and I had trapped many a badger.

Despite the almost certain extinction of honkers, other native birds still thrived there, as did turkeys imported from Terranova and deer and wild boar and foxes brought across the sea from the British Isles and Europe.