What does Miser mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misernoun

    a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)

GCIDE

  1. Misernoun

    A stingy person; one very reluctant to spend money.

    Etymology: [L. miser wretched, miserable; cf. Gr. mi^sos hate, misei^n to hate: cf. It. & Sp. misero wretched, avaricious.]

Wiktionary

  1. misernoun

    A person who hoards money rather than spending it; one who is cheap or extremely parsimonious.

    Ebenezer Scrooge was a stereotypical miser, he spent nothing he could save; neither giving to charity nor enjoying his wealth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misernoun

    a wretched person; a person afflicted by any great misfortune

    Etymology: [L. miser wretched, miserable; cf. Gr. mi^sos hate, misei^n to hate: cf. It. & Sp. misero wretched, avaricious.]

  2. Misernoun

    a despicable person; a wretch

    Etymology: [L. miser wretched, miserable; cf. Gr. mi^sos hate, misei^n to hate: cf. It. & Sp. misero wretched, avaricious.]

  3. Misernoun

    a covetous, grasping, mean person; esp., one having wealth, who lives miserably for the sake of saving and increasing his hoard

    Etymology: [L. miser wretched, miserable; cf. Gr. mi^sos hate, misei^n to hate: cf. It. & Sp. misero wretched, avaricious.]

  4. Misernoun

    a kind of large earth auger

    Etymology: [L. miser wretched, miserable; cf. Gr. mi^sos hate, misei^n to hate: cf. It. & Sp. misero wretched, avaricious.]

Freebase

  1. Miser

    A miser is a person who is reluctant to spend, sometimes to the point of forgoing even basic comforts and some necessities, in order to hoard money or other possessions. Although the word is sometimes used loosely to characterise anyone who is mean with their money, if such behaviour is not accompanied by taking delight in what is saved, it is not properly miserly. Freud attributed the development of miserly behaviour to toilet training in childhood. Some infants would attempt to retain the contents of their bowels and this would result in the development of an anal retentive personality that would attempt to retain their wealth and possessions in later life.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Miser

    mī′zėr, n. a miserable person: an extremely covetous person: a niggard: one whose chief pleasure is in hoarding wealth.—adj. like a miser.—adj. Mī′serly, excessively covetous: sordid: niggardly. [L. miser, wretched.]

  2. Miser

    mīz′ėr, n. a tubular well boring-bit, with valved opening for the earth passing up.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Miser in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Miser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Miser in a Sentence

  1. William Blake:

    To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.

  2. George Santayana:

    The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.

  3. Josh Billings:

    The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    A miser is a person who is reluctant to spend and saves for those who will bury him.

  5. Lucius Accius Telephus:

    Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. (Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.)

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