What does BEG mean?

Definitions for BEG

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beg, implore, prayverb

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"

  2. solicit, beg, tapverb

    make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

    "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

  3. begverb

    ask to obtain free

    "beg money and food"

  4. begverb

    dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

    "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Begverb

    He went to Pilate, and begged the body. Matth. xxvii. 58.

    We have not begged any principles or suppositions, for the proof of this; but taking that common ground, which both Moses and all antiquity present. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

  2. To BEGverb

    To live upon alms; to live by asking relief of others.

    Etymology: beggeren, Germ.

    I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. Luke, xvi. 3.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Begnoun

    a title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey

  2. Begverb

    to ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech

  3. Begverb

    to ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house

  4. Begverb

    to make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor

  5. Begverb

    to take for granted; to assume without proof

  6. Begverb

    to ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for

  7. Begverb

    to ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beg

    beg, v.i. to ask alms or charity, esp. habitually (with of, from; for, of the thing asked).—v.t. to ask earnestly: to beseech: to pray: to take for granted what ought to have been proved, esp. in the phrase in logic, 'to beg the question'—the fallacy of the Petitio Principii:—pr.p. beg′ging; pa.p. begged.—n. Beg′gar, one who begs: one who lives by begging: a mean fellow, a poor fellow—often used with a playful and even affectionate sense.—v.t. to reduce to beggary: to exhaust or impoverish: (fig.) to go beyond the resources of, as of description.—ns. Beg′gardom, the fraternity of beggars; Beg′garliness.—adj. Beggarly, poor: mean: worthless.—adv. meanly.—ns. Beg′gar-my-neigh′bour, a game at cards which goes on till one of the players has gained all the other's cards; Beg′gary, extreme poverty.—adv. Beg′gingly.—To beg off, to obtain another's release through entreaty, to seek that one's self may be relieved of some penalty or liability.—To go a-begging, to be in want of a purchaser, or of a person to fill it (of a situation, &c.). [The ety. is very obscure; the words beg and beggar first appear in the 13th century, and Dr Murray thinks the most likely derivation is from the O. Fr. begart, begard, and begar (L. beghardus = beghard), or its synonym beguine and derivative verb beguigner, beguiner, to act the beguin. The Beghards or Beguines were a lay mendicant order, and in the 13th century mendicants calling themselves by these names swarmed over Western Europe.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. beg

    A Turkish title, rather vague in its import, and commonly given to superior military officers, ship-captains, and distinguished foreigners. More strictly, it applies to the governor of a small district, who bears a horse-tail as a sign of his rank. Beglerbeg, or more correctly Beilerbegi (“lord of lords”), is the title given to the governor of a province who bears three horse-tails as his badge of honor, and has authority over several begs, agas, etc.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BEG

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Beg is ranked #36099 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Beg surname appeared 621 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Beg.

    71.8% or 446 total occurrences were Asian.
    18% or 112 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 35 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.3% or 21 total occurrences were Black.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BEG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3066

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BEG' in Verbs Frequency: #734

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BEG in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BEG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of BEG in a Sentence

  1. Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes:

    I humbly beg forgiveness from the people of France, the staff and security of the Bataclan, my fans, family, friends and anyone else hurt or offended by the absurd accusations I made in my Fox Business Channel interview, the shame is 100% mine. I've been dealing with nonstop nightmares and struggling through therapy to make sense of this tragedy and insanity. I haven't been myself since November 13. I realize there's no excuse for my words, but for what it's worth: I am sincerely sorry for having hurt, disrespected or accused anyone.

  2. North Korea:

    I never, never should have allowed Otto Frederick Warmbier to be lured by the United States administration to commit a crime in this country. I wish that the United States administration never manipulate people like Otto Frederick Warmbier in the future to commit crimes against foreign countries. I entirely beg you, the people and government of the DPRK, for your forgiveness. Please ! I made the worst mistake of my life !

  3. Diman Bayeez:

    I was very poor. I have schizophrenia and was just diagnosed with blood cancer, and my only daughter wasn't treating me well. I was borrowing money from people for the treatment. That was in June 2014, and she described her situation to a cab driver named Mahmoud in her home city of Kirkuk. He was ISIS and said if I joined, they would treat me well and pay me, she says. I said I would join on one condition : That they make me a suicide bomber and put me out of my misery. Mahmoud was killed fighting in Hawija, and two ISIS members found her number in his phone. She – along with her now ex-husband – were recruited. K.S. says she did not receive any formal training as a combatant, and did not pledge allegiance to ISIS, but admits that she allowed two militants to stay at her home – she now suspects that one was a spy for the Kurdish security forces. But when she was scheduled to put on the suicide vest, she got cold feet. She fled with the idea of seeking asylum in Europe, but the Kurds picked her up before she could leave. I told them I did all these bad things I didn't do because I wanted to be executed. I still wanted to die, K.S. says, saying that she attempted to kill herself in jail, too, with a kitchen knife. Now Iam thankful to God. I know I have committed no crime. Kurdish authorities beg to differ. According to the deputy manager of the correctional center, Zhino Azad, K.S. was deeply entrenched in ISIS, coordinating for their agents and being a guard at their female prisons – possibly filled with captured Yazidi sex slaves. Even her daughter, a lawyer, is terrified of her, Zhino Azad tells FoxNews.com. She is … a little psychotic. That's the type of people ISIS takes advantage of. K.S. does n’t mind prison at all. It is like heaven in this jail, she says. Here, she is safe from ISIS, is fed and receives medical treatment. I get to read the Koran all day and sleep, K.S. says with a bright smile. And I interpret dreams for the other women. A.H., a 35-year-old mother with a small tribal tattoo on the tip of her nose, also spoke to FoxNews.com. She was issued a life sentence, which was reduced to 20 years, then 15, because she has young children -- six of them who are between 5 and 16 years old. They are being looked after by the second of her husband's four wives. He is in jail now too, she says. At first, A.H. maintains that she was working at a civilian hospital that was controlled by ISIS, but that she never treated wounded fighters, but it does n’t take long for her to let her guard down, especially after the prison official with us begins wandering in and out of the room. I went to ISIS Diman Bayeez and said I would do anything, clean hospitals, if they gave me a salary – $ 260 a month, she says. So I was setting up IVs and injections for the fighters. While she admits to having sworn allegiance to the Caliphate, A.H. also claims she was a spy for Iraqi intelligence, and, fearful that ISIS members would find out, she fled to Kurdistan in early 2016. We have problems, especially with the new prisoners, radicalizing others, so we try to keep the terrorists separate. - Diman Bayeez, manager of the Women and Childrens Prison of Erbil She says all evidence of her spying was taken from her at an Iraqi Army checkpoint. Of course I regret [ helping ISIS ]. But my family was hungry. My husband was old, she pleads. I feel betrayed. They took my phone, my proof I was helping them. They all say they aren't guilty.

  4. Jesus Alebio Portillo:

    When we came back everything was covered by the jungle. We lost everything. We had to start all over again, the land is how I breathe, live and survive. Working the land is the only thing I know how to do. I can't survive in the city. I can only beg for food there.

  5. HyunSoung Kim:

    It is your life, but you have no full control of it, only thing you can do for infinite happiness in life now and after death is to accept everything as your fault and beg for forgiveness.

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