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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.]

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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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

How to pronounce BEG?

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How to say BEG in sign language?

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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. Art Caplan:

    I think the publicity helps and lets more people know' maybe there's a last ditch thing I ought to pursue,' but at the end of the day, creating a world in which you say there's a right to try, if it's nothing more than a right to beg a company, that right already exists, and you're really not doing much to help anybody gain access to much of anything.

  2. Carl Sandburg:

    History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it.

  3. Pope Francis:

    I direct this invitation to conversion even more fervently to those whose behavior distances them from the grace of God, i particularly have in mind men and women belonging to criminal organizations of any kind. For their own good, I beg them to change their lives.

  4. Rabindranath Tagore:

    Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.

  5. RVM:

    We forget to Live while we are alive. When death arrives, we beg and plead for a little more Life.

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    the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
    • A. accident
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