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. Charles Lamb:

    The beggar wears all colors fearing none.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    For the beggar, everything is always out of fashion.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Bigger the beggar before God, the better his/her financial position.

Images & Illustrations of beggar

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