boor

  • 1 Boor — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Carl de Boor (* 1937), deutsch US amerikanischer Mathematiker Carl Gotthard de Boor (1848–1923), deutscher Byzantinist Friedrich de Boor (* 1933), deutscher Theologe Hans Otto de Boor (1886–1956),… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2 Boor — may refer to: *boor, a peasant or uncultured person * Laughing Boor with a Pot of Beer , painting by Isaac van Ostade * The Boor , an opera by Dominick Argentoee also*Bore, disambiguation page *de Boor, surname disambiguation page …

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  • 3 boor — boor·ish; boor·tree; boor; boor·ish·ly; boor·ish·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 4 Boor — (b[=oo]r), n. [D. boer farmer, boor; akin to AS. geb[=u]r countryman, G. bauer; fr. the root of AS. b[=u]an to inhabit, and akin to E. bower, be. Cf. {Neighbor}, {Boer}, and {Big} to build.] 1. A husbandman; a peasant; a rustic; esp. a clownish… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 boor — boor, churl, lout, clown, clodhopper, bumpkin, hick, yokel, rube are comparable when meaning an uncouth, ungainly fellow. Most of these words may be applied to rustics, but they tend increasingly to imply reference to breeding, manners, and… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 boor — [boor] n. [Du boer < MDu gheboer, fellow dweller < ghe , with, CO + bouwen, to build, cultivate; akin to Ger bauer: see BONDAGE] 1. Archaic a peasant or farm worker 2. a rude, awkward, or ill mannered person …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 boor — /boor/, n. 1. a churlish, rude, or unmannerly person. 2. a country bumpkin; rustic; yokel. 3. peasant. 4. Boer. [1545 55; < D boer or LG bur (c. G Bauer farmer), deriv. of Gmc *bu to dwell, build, cultivate; see ER1; cf. BOND2] Syn. 1 …

    Universalium

  • 8 Boor — Boor,   Helmut de, Germanist, * Bonn 24. 3. 1891, ✝ Berlin (West) 4. 8. 1976; war Professor in Leipzig, Bern und Berlin (Freie Universität, 1949 59); begründete mit H. Newald das Sammelwerk »Geschichte der deutschen Literatur« (auf mehrere Bände… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 boor — [buə US bur] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Dutch; Origin: boer; BOER] a man who behaves in a very rude way >boorish adj >boorishly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 boor — [ bur ] noun count someone who behaves in a rude way and ignores other people s feelings …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 boor — (n.) 13c., from O.Fr. bovier herdsman, from L. bovis, gen. of bos cow, ox. Re introduced 16c. from Du. boer, from M.Du. gheboer fellow dweller, from P.Gmc. *buram dweller, especially farmer, from PIE *bhu , from root *bheue (see BE …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 boor — [n] clod barbarian, bear, boob*, brute, buffoon, cad, churl, dork*, goon*, lout, oaf, peasant, philistine, rube*, vulgarian; concept 423 Ant. charmer, enthusiast, exciter …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 boor — ► NOUN ▪ a rough and bad mannered person. DERIVATIVES boorish adjective boorishly adverb boorishness noun. ORIGIN Low German b r or Dutch boer farmer …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Boor — Recorded as Bore, Boar, Boor, and the very rare Bor, this is an interesting English surname which has nothing whatsover to do with being either a South African Dutchman, or a person of boring characteristics. It is however either a medieval… …

    Surnames reference

  • 15 boor — n. an insufferable boor * * * [bʊə] an insufferable boor …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 boor — UK [bʊə(r)] / US [bʊr] noun [countable] Word forms boor : singular boor plural boors someone who behaves in a rude way and ignores other people s feelings …

    English dictionary

  • 17 boor — [15] Boor was borrowed into English either from Low German hūr or from Dutch boer (Boer ‘Dutch colonist in South Africa’ is a later, 19thcentury borrowing). When first acquired it meant ‘peasant farmer’, and did not develop its modern explicit… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 boor — [[t]bʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] boors N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a boor, you think their behaviour and attitudes are rough, uneducated, and rude. Syn: oaf …

    English dictionary

  • 19 boor — [15] Boor was borrowed into English either from Low German hūr or from Dutch boer (Boer ‘Dutch colonist in South Africa’ is a later, 19thcentury borrowing). When first acquired it meant ‘peasant farmer’, and did not develop its modern explicit… …

    Word origins

  • 20 boor — noun Etymology: Dutch boer; akin to Old English būan to dwell more at bower Date: 1551 1. peasant 2. a rude or insensitive person …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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