boor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boor a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boor A Dutch, German, or Russian peasant; esp. a Dutch colonist in South Africa, Guiana, etc.: a boer.
    • Boor A husbandman; a peasant; a rustic; esp. a clownish or unrefined countryman.
    • Boor A rude ill-bred person; one who is clownish in manners.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boor A countryman; a peasant; a rustic; a clown; particularly, a Dutch or German peasant.
    • n boor Hence One who is rude in manners, or illiterate; a clown; a clownish person.
    • n boor [capitalized] Same as Boer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Boor bōōr a countryman, a peasant: a Dutch colonist in South Africa: a coarse or awkward person
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. boer, farmer, boor; akin to AS. gebūr, countryman, G. bauer,; fr. the root of AS. būan, to inhabit, and akin to E. bower, be,. Cf. Neighbor Boer, and Big to build
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. boer; Ger. bauer. The A.S. gebúr, a farmer, may explain the East Anglian bor, neighbour, as a form of address.

Usage

In literature:

Both must endure the trials, but the poet enjoys compensating pleasures which the boor may never know.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
These boors have no sense of humour.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
You may call me a boor, if you like, but I want you to understand this.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Betray your and madame's secret to yonder Spanish boor.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
He will accomplish more, even as a day laborer, than the mere ignorant boor.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
She likes Mary Warren, who ist boor, und she does not like Obbordunity, who ist vell to do in de vorlt.
"The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1." by James Fenimore Cooper
It doesn't follow that such chaps are boors, or clowns, or brawlers off the field.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
One could not be a hermit or a boor because girls had hearts and the bank had none.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
You're nothing but a low, uncultivated, ignorant Boor, like all the lot of you.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Three that are most difficult to talk to: a king about his booty, a viking in his hauberk, a boor who is under patronage.
"The Triads of Ireland" by Kuno Meyer
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In poetry:

Peace and good—will 'twixt rich and poor!
Good—will and peace 'twixt class and class!
Let old with new, let Prince with boor,
Send round the bowl, and drain the glass!
"A Christmas Carol" by Alfred Austin
Who 's loth to leave this life
Which to him little yields:
His hard-task'd sunburnt wife,
His often-labour'd fields;
The boors with whom he talk'd, the country spots he knew.
"From the Hymn of Empedocles" by Matthew Arnold
In dreams they doze, the drowsy boors,
Their hazy hovel warm and small:
Thought's ampler bound
But chill is found:
Within low doors the basking boors
Snugly hug the ember-mound.
"The Bench Of Boors" by Herman Melville
Rich and poor, lord and boor,
Hark to the blast of War!
Tinker and tailor and millionaire,
Actor in triumph and priest in prayer,
Comrades now in the hell out there,
Sweep to the fire of War!
"The Call (France, August 1st, 1914)" by Robert W Service
Hard the task imposed;
Yet doffed his robe, and swift obeyed, the king
Wrapped in a servant's mantle. If a Prince
For safety play the boor, then happier, sure,
The peasant's lot than lordship of the world.
"Pharsalia - Book VIII: Death Of Pompeius" by Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
"Begone!" a watchman's voice exclaimed;
"Your rustic garb is much too poor;
How comes it, you are not ashamed
In such a place to play the boor?
From company like this withdraw!
Obey the mandate of the law!"
"The Outcasts" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

If there was some sort of an award for Wayne County's single most embattled man of the 19th century, that recognition would probably have to go to John N Boor for his service in the Civil War.
Joe Biden's laugh in debate: Was he a happy warrior or a boor .
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—Steven Boor , an Elburn resident and 2008 Kaneland High School graduate, received a Bachelor of Science in mathematical engineering with honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Jenifer Lynn Boor and Mark Lindsay Hunsicker II were married at an afternoon garden ceremony on May 3, 2012 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN—Elburn resident Steven Boor , a 2008 Kaneland High School graduate, received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with honors from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Jenifer Lynn Boor and Mark Lindsay Hunsicker II were united in marriage at an afternoon garden ceremony on May 3, 2012, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA—Steven Boor of Elburn was named to the dean's list in the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana College of Engineering for the fall 2011 semester.
Another Slice Of Roast Boor , En Croute.
The Boors Who Demean Ted Kennedy.
Call them jerks, bullies, louts, boors, or--as Robert Sutton prefers--assholes.
Christine Nietro-Boor, of Lawrence, standing, and her cousin Gabby Tenorio, Santo Domingo Pueblo, N.M.
Sherman Hemsley managed to make TV's George Jefferson – a money-driven, prejudiced, temperamental boor – an endearing character.
The land judging team (left) placed second and consisted of Paxton Boore, Bethany Schifferdecker, James Spieth and Austin Egbert, who placed first individually.
Bob and Leslie Boor of Elburn, along with Ken and Jean Neumann of Sugar Grove, announce the engagement of their children, Jillian Boor and Daniel Neumann .
Stand clear of the exposing boors.
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In science:

C. de Boor, A Practical Guide to Splines, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol 27, SpringerVerlag, New York, 1978.
Cardinal B-spline dictionaries on a compact interval
De Boor, C. (2001): A practical guide to splines.
Asymptotic equivalence for nonparametric regression with multivariate and random design
Boor C. (1978) : A Practical Guide to Splines, Springer.
Local functional principal component analysis
We want to perform the regression of f in the space of splines of order q defined on that partition, and use the B -splines basis (Bj )1≤j≤kn [see, e.g., de Boor (1978)].
Bernstein von Mises Theorems for Gaussian Regression with increasing number of regressors
For an extensive studies of approximation problems in deterministic setting, we refer to, e.g., Nikolskii (1975); de Boor et al. (2008); Kuo et al. (2009).
Multivariate piecewise linear interpolation of a random field
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