What does begging mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beggary, begging, mendicancy(noun)

    a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Begging

    of Beg

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  1. Begging

    Begging is the practice of imploring others to grant a favor, often a gift of money, with little or no expectation of reciprocation. Beggars may be found in public places such as transport routes, urban parks, and near busy markets. Besides money, they may also ask for cigarettes or other small items. According to a study in the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, " [of beggars] stated that they would prefer a minimum-wage job, typically citing a desire for a 'steady income' or 'getting off the street.' However, many felt they could not handle conventional jobs because of mental illness, physical disability or lack of skills."

How to pronounce begging?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say begging in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of begging in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of begging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of begging in a Sentence

  1. Alexis Pleus:

    The system without a doubt failed him. He wasn't refusing help, he was begging for help.

  2. Donald Trump:

    If you didn’t have walls over here, you wouldn’t have a country, the state of California is begging us to build a wall. They don’t talk about that.

  3. Lisa Katz:

    Considering that last year there was a double-digit rise in hate crimes in our 10 largest cities -- the highest total in over a decade -- it seemed like this topic is begging to be explored.

  4. Charlie Yaxley:

    We are reaching a potential breaking point in our programmes where if we don't receive further funding soon, many of our programmes and particularly our cash assistance programmes to internally displaced Yemenis may have to stop, we are seeing a growing number of families resorting to harmful coping mechanisms such as begging, child labour and marrying of children to survive.

  5. Sam Brower:

    The son, who's about 17, is begging his dad, 'Don't take me. Don't take me back. I have to stay in because they're going to make me a priesthood holder,' 'And if I'm a priesthood holder, I'll be lifted up.'.

Images & Illustrations of begging

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