What does beggar mean?

Definitions for beggarˈbɛg ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word beggar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beggar, mendicant(verb)

    a pauper who lives by begging

  2. beggar(verb)

    be beyond the resources of

    "This beggars description!"

  3. beggar, pauperize, pauperise(verb)

    reduce to beggary


  1. beggar(Noun)

    A person who begs.

  2. beggar(Noun)

    A person suffering from extreme poverty.

  3. beggar(Verb)

    To make a beggar of someone; impoverish.

  4. beggar(Verb)

    To exhaust the resources of; to outdo.

  5. 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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beggar(noun)

    one who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner

  2. Beggar(noun)

    one who makes it his business to ask alms

  3. Beggar(noun)

    one who is dependent upon others for support; -- a contemptuous or sarcastic use

  4. Beggar(noun)

    one who assumes in argument what he does not prove

  5. Beggar(verb)

    to reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself

  6. Beggar(verb)

    to cause to seem very poor and inadequate

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. beggar

    A robber who has lost his nerve--a bandit with a streak of yellow in his ego.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beggar in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beggar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prakash Adhikari:

    Human beings are unsatisfied beggar.

  2. Rudyard Kipling:

    He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

  3. Aristippus:

    It is better to be a beggar than ignorant; for a beggar only wants money, but an ignorant person wants humanity.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    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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