a pauper who lives by begging
be beyond the resources of
"This beggars description!"
beggar, pauperize, pauperise(verb)
reduce to beggary
A person who begs.
A person suffering from extreme poverty.
To make a beggar of someone; impoverish.
To exhaust the resources of; to outdo.
Origin: From begart, originally a member of the Beghards, a lay brotherhood of mendicants in the Low Countries, from beggaert "mendicant," with pejorative suffix; the order is said to be named after the Liege priest Lambert le Bègue (French for "Lambert the Stammerer"); others claim it's from beggere or beggare, from beggen + -are
one who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner
one who makes it his business to ask alms
one who is dependent upon others for support; -- a contemptuous or sarcastic use
one who assumes in argument what he does not prove
to reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself
to cause to seem very poor and inadequate
The Roycroft Dictionary
A robber who has lost his nerve--a bandit with a streak of yellow in his ego.
The numerical value of beggar in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of beggar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Human beings are unsatisfied beggar.
He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
It is better to be a beggar than ignorant; for a beggar only wants money, but an ignorant person wants humanity.
When you go into the temple you are like the beggar who sits beside the temple, but if you don’t give him something then you are like the dog that sits beside the beggar.
You know, I'm saying to Donald Trump, what is this guy, a beggar ? he gave me his number, and I found the card. I wrote the number down. I don't know if it's the right number. Let's try it.
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Translations for beggar
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- жабра́к, жабра́чкаBelarusian
- просяк, бедня́к, сиромахBulgarian
- mendicant, captaireCatalan, Valencian
- Bettler, BettlerinGerman
- ζητιάνα, ζητιάνος, επαίτηςGreek
- köyhdyttää, köyhä, kerjäläinen, keppikerjäläinen, köyhtyäFinnish
- mendicante, mendigoGalician
- beiningamaður, betlariIcelandic
- 걸개, 거지Korean
- про́сјак, пи́тачMacedonian
- bedelaar, armoedzaaier, haveloze, ruïnerenDutch
- żebrak, biedakPolish
- ни́щий, бедня́к, попроша́йкаRussian
- prȍsjāk, prosjàkinja, siròmāhSerbo-Croatian
- ăn xinVietnamese
- jilubegan, jilubeganef, hilubegan, lubeganef, hilubeganef, lubeganVolapük
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