What does meager mean?

Definitions for meager

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpy(adj)

    deficient in amount or quality or extent

    "meager resources"; "meager fare"


  1. meager(Adjective)

    Having little flesh; lean; thin.

  2. meager(Adjective)

    Poor, deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.

    A meager piece of cake in one bite.

  3. Origin: From megre, maigre, from macer. Akin to Old English mæger, Dutch, German mager, Old Norse magr whence the Icelandic magur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meager(adj)

    alt. of Meagre

  2. Meager(verb)

    alt. of Meagre

Anagrams for meager »

  1. Graeme

  2. meagre


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meager in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meager in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aftab Mehmood:

    Despite our meager resources we arrested 30 timber smugglers last year and sent them to prison, but almost all are released now.

  2. Homer:

    I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead.

  3. Charles Evans:

    Unfortunately that still leaves a lot of room for guess work ... because the inflation environment right now is meager, it ends up being a very individual assessment. ... It still ends up being artful.

  4. Bob Pease:

    Our bill is centered on supporting American-headquartered companies, creating American jobs, here at home, this is one meager step to level the playing field that is heavily tilted to [Big Beer’s] advantage.

  5. Chris Williamson:

    The rate of growth is modest rather than spectacular, however, and there are clearly countries which continue to struggle, weakness is centered in the region's core, with France's manufacturing sector still in decline and Germany only seeing very meager growth.

Images & Illustrations of meager

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