Definitions for beggarˈbɛg ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who begs alms or lives by begging.
a penniless person.
a rascal; rogue.
a person; fellow.
(v.t.)to reduce to utter poverty; impoverish.
to cause to seem inadequate; exhaust the resources of.
Origin of beggar:
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.
Translations for beggar
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who lives by begging
The beggar asked for money for food.
- شَحّاد، مُتَسَوِّلArabic
- mendigoPortuguese (BR)
- der BettlerGerman
- گدا؛ تهیدستFarsi
- tigger, betlerNorwegian
- گدا؛ تهیدستPersian
- سوالګر، ګدايى ګر، ورويز ګرPashto
- 乞丐Chinese (Trad.)
- жебрак; старецьUkrainian
- بھک منگا ، گداگرUrdu
- nguời ăn xinVietnamese
- 乞丐Chinese (Simp.)
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