Meaning of “boar” in the English Dictionary


"boar" in English

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boarnoun [ C ]

uk /bɔːr/ us /bɔːr/

Examples from literature

  • Ever since that date, for five hundred years, a boar's head has graced the college table at Christmas. 
  • Several large hogs and boars had been brought from thence which had weighed, when fattened, from one hundred and eighty to three hundred and six pounds. 
  • The first of these was an enormous brute, evidently the boar we wanted. 
  • This boar was afterwards shot by one of my people in an adjacent jungle—at least a boar was shot, which we infer must have been the one in question, as since then my garden has not been disturbed. 
  • To his extreme amazement, the identical boar which had caused all his trouble and fatigue, appeared closely followed by both the dogs. 

(Definition of “boar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boar" in American English

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boarnoun [ C ]

us /bɔr, boʊr/

a male pig kept for breeding on a farm, or a type of wild pig

(Definition of “boar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)