beggar

[b_ˈɛ_ɡ_ə], [bˈɛɡə], [bˈɛɡə]

Definitions of beggar:

  1.   Beggarliness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   One much reduced in circumstances; one who assumes what he does not prove; one who is poor and asks charity. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   One who lives by begging; one reduced to complete poverty; one who takes for granted what he does not prove. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   To reduce to poverty. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   To reduce to beggary. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   One who asks with humility; one who makes it his business to ask for alms; one who is reduced to extreme poverty. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   To reduce to beggary; to exhaust. Beggar- my- neighbour, a juvenile game with cards. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   To take everything away from; to use up all the possibilities of; as, the horrors of a battlefield beggar description. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   One who begs: one who lives by begging. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   To reduce to beggary: to exhaust. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for beggar:

  1. Indeed I did not stand as a beggar at the Parliament door, for I never was at the Parliament -House, nor stood I ever at the door as I do know or can remember; not as a petitioner I am sure. – Margaret Cavendish
  2. I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt. – Ben Hecht
  3. The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance. – Don Herold
  4. He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. – Rudyard Kipling
  5. There are people who can never forgive a beggar for their not having given him anything. – Karl Kraus

Usage examples for beggar:

  1. “ I see now- what we call a rich man is a beggar in America. ” – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  2. The Beggar Man smiled. ” – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  3. “ " And it will be you, Toulan, who will have saved the King of France," whispered the beggar – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  4. “ I saw by the look in the old man's eyes that I had not done the right thing, coming in that way with a baby in my arms, like a beggar – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  5. “ To anger him, would be to make myself a beggar – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  6. “ " Never fear, Yvonne, Beggar Princess," replied King Ironheart with his cruel smile. ” – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  7. What became of the beggar – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. “ " My child, I am a poor man; as poor as a beggar – Landolin by Berthold Auerbach
  9. “ I say it again, a beggar who looks me in the face, and talks as you do. ” – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  10. It's little that was thought of our dresses beside what she had on; and there wasn't a man at the church, from the king to the beggar but was trying to look at her and know who she was." ” – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin

Rhymes for beggar:

  • egger, greger, gregor, jaeger;
  • macgregor, mcgregor;

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