What does BEG mean?

Definitions for BEGbɛg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beg, implore, pray(verb)

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"

  2. solicit, beg, tap(verb)

    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. beg(verb)

    ask to obtain free

    "beg money and food"

  4. beg(verb)

    dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beg(noun)

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

  2. Beg(verb)

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

  3. Beg(verb)

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

  4. Beg(verb)

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

  5. Beg(verb)

    to take for granted; to assume without proof

  6. Beg(verb)

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

  7. Beg(verb)

    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.]

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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    To give in order to receive is not to give, but to beg.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    He who knows how to beg can always leave his money at home.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Why did Mitt Romney BEG me for my endorsement four years ago?

  5. Catherine The Great:

    I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

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