What does beggar mean?

Definitions for beggar
ˈbɛg ərbeg·gar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word beggar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beggar, mendicantverb

    a pauper who lives by begging

  2. beggarverb

    be beyond the resources of

    "This beggars description!"

  3. beggar, pauperize, pauperiseverb

    reduce to beggary

Wiktionary

  1. beggarnoun

    A person who begs.

  2. beggarnoun

    A person suffering from extreme poverty.

  3. beggarverb

    To make a beggar of someone; impoverish.

  4. beggarverb

    To exhaust the resources of; to outdo.

  5. Etymology: 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. Beggarnoun

    one who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner

  2. Beggarnoun

    one who makes it his business to ask alms

  3. Beggarnoun

    one who is dependent upon others for support; -- a contemptuous or sarcastic use

  4. Beggarnoun

    one who assumes in argument what he does not prove

  5. Beggarverb

    to reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself

  6. Beggarverb

    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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of beggar in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    The court official in one life has seven rebirths as a beggar.

  2. Anuj Somany:

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

  3. Martin Luther King:

    True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.

  4. Aristippus:

    It is better to be a beggar than ignorant; for a beggar only wants money, but an ignorant person wants humanity.

  5. Bhartrihari:

    Man is an actor who plays various parts: First comes a boy, then out a lover starts; His garb is changed for, lo! a beggar?s rags; Then he?s a merchant with full money-bags; Anon, an aged sire, wrinkled and lean; At last Death drops the curtain on the scene.*

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