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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch boer (peasant), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *būraz (dweller, inhabitant).

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boor (plural boors)

  1. A peasant.
  2. A Boer, white South African of Dutch or Huguenot descent.
  3. A yokel, country bumpkin.
  4. An uncultured person.
    • 1905, Edmund Selous,   The Bird Watcher in the Shetlands, p. 107 [1]:
      I question if any man ever saw his absent friend more clearly than did Shakespeare his Falstaff, for instance, or Scott his Balfour of Burleigh. But does it, therefore, follow that either of these great writers would, when hungry, have summoned up before him a clearer picture of his approaching dinner, than does the equally hungry or very much hungrier boor? This I doubt; and on the same principle I doubt if the said boor would see his dinner more clearly than a wolf, bear, or tiger would theirs when in quest of it.

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Chemical element
B Previous: berillium (Be)
Next: koolstof (C)

NounEdit

boor (plural bore, diminutive boortjie)

  1. drill
  2. (uncountable) boron

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boor (present boor, present participle borende, past participle geboor)

  1. to drill

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch bore.

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boor f (plural boren, diminutive boortje n)

  1. drill
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boor

  1. first-person singular present indicative of boren
  2. imperative of boren

Etymology 2Edit

Chemical element
B Previous: beryllium (Be)
Next: koolstof (C)

Dutchification of borium.

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boor n (uncountable)

  1. boron
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EstonianEdit

Chemical element
B Previous: berüllium (Be)
Next: süsinik (C)
 
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NounEdit

boor (genitive boori, partitive boori)

  1. boron

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boor

  1. Alternative form of bor

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boor

  1. indefinite plural of boa

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boor

  1. poor