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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpyadjective

    deficient in amount or quality or extent

    "meager resources"; "meager fare"

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  1. meagre

    Meagre refers to something that is deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; something small, scanty, or inadequate. It can be used to describe anything from physical objects to abstract concepts, like a meagre amount of food or a meagre understanding of a topic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meagreadjective

    destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean

  2. Meagreadjective

    destitute of richness, fertility, strength, or the like; defective in quantity, or poor in quality; poor; barren; scanty in ideas; wanting strength of diction or affluence of imagery

  3. Meagreadjective

    dry and harsh to the touch, as chalk

  4. Meagreverb

    to make lean

  5. Meagrenoun

    a large European sciaenoid fish (Sciaena umbra or S. aquila), having white bloodless flesh. It is valued as a food fish

  6. Etymology: [F. maigre.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meagre

    mē′gėr, adj. having little flesh: lean: poor: without richness or fertility: barren: scanty: without strength.—adv. Mea′grely.—n. Mea′greness, state or quality of being meagre. [Fr. maigre—L. macer, lean; cf. Ger. mager.]

Anagrams for meagre »

  1. meager

  2. graeme

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meagre in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meagre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of meagre in a Sentence

  1. Herman Melville, Moby Dick:

    Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.

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