What is another word for boar?

Pronunciation: [bˈɔː] (IPA)

When it comes to the word "boar," there are plenty of other synonyms that can be used in place of it. For example, you could use the word "pig" which is a more general term for a domesticated swine. Another synonym for boar would be "wild hog" or "hog" which is used to refer to a wild swine. You could also use "piglet" to refer to a young boar or "sow" to refer to a female boar. Other synonyms for boar include "swine" and "porker." Ultimately, the choice of which synonym to use will depend on the context in which the word is being used.

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What are the hypernyms for Boar?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Boar?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for boar (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Boar?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the meronyms for Boar?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.
  • meronyms for boar (as nouns)

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Usage examples for Boar

He was an excellent shot but not a sufficiently careful sportsman, and it happened that when a few days before he thoughtlessly drew near a wild boar which had fallen from his shot, the beast started up and tore his legs frightfully, and afterwards trampled upon his loins.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Kali, flinging away the rifle, sought refuge in a tree, where he sat until his cries brought Stas, who, however, found the wild boar already dead.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
He had much rather that his boar-hound fight for him, so he issued the summons.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Boar

  • Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
    Xun Zi
  • The first class contains four, which, we are informed, may be properly called beasts for hunting; namely, the hare, the hart, the wolf, and the wild boar. The second class contains the names of the beasts of the chase, and they are five; that is to say, the buck, the doe, the fox, the martin, and the roe. In the third class we find three, that are said to afford "greate dysporte" in the pursuit, and they are denominated, the grey or badger, the wild-cat and the otter…The reader may possibly be surprised, when he casts his eye over the foregoing list of animals for hunting, at seeing the names of several that do not exist at this time in England, and especially of the wolf, because he will readily recollect the story so commonly told of their destruction during the reign of Edgar.
    Joseph Strutt
  • The "time of grace" begins at Midsummer, and lasteth to Holyrood-day. The fox may be hunted from the Nativity to the Annunciation of our Lady; the roebuck from Easter to Michaelmas; the roe from Michaelmas to Candlemas; the hare from Michaelmas to Midsummer; the wolf as the fox; and the boar from the Nativity to the Purification of our Lady.
    Joseph Strutt
  • We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. We thought the long train would run to the end of Time. We thought the light would increase. Now the long train stands derailed and the bandits loot it. Now the boar and the asp have power in our time. Now the night rolls back on the West and the night is solid. Our fathers and ourselves sowed dragon's teeth. Our children know and suffer the armed men.
    Stephen Vincent Benét
  • You would bar the door Against the lion, the leopard, the wolf or the boar, Why not more Against beasts with the souls of damned men, against men Who would damn themselves to beasts. My Lord! My Lord!
    T. S. Eliot

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