beggar

[b_ˈɛ_ɡ_ə], [bˈɛɡə], [bˈɛɡə]

Antonyms for beggar:

fat cat, silk stocking, croesus, have, plutocrat, moneybags, capitalist, money, deep pocket.


Definitions of beggar:

  1.   One who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   One who assumes in argument what he does not prove. – Newage Dictionary DB
  3.   One who makes it his business to ask alms. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   Beggarliness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   One who is dependent upon others for support; - a contemptuous or sarcastic use. – Newage Dictionary DB
  6.   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.
  7.   To reduce to poverty. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8.   One who requests alms; a destitute person. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9.   be beyond the resources of; " This beggars description!" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10.   To cause to seem very poor and inadequate. – Newage Dictionary DB
  11.   One who begs: one who lives by begging. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12.   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.
  13.   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.
  14.   reduce to beggary – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15.   To reduce to beggary: to exhaust. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16.   To reduce to want; impoverish. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17.   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.
  18.   a pauper who lives by begging – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19.   To reduce to beggary. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20.   To reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself. – Newage Dictionary DB
  21.   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.

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 would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married. – Elizabeth I
  3. Better a living beggar than a buried emperor. – Jean de La Fontaine
  4. When you share your last crust of bread with a beggar you mustn't behave as if you were throwing a bone to a dog. You must give humbly, and thank him for allowing you to have a part in his hunger. – Giovanni Guareschi
  5. 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
  6. The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance. – Don Herold
  7. He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. – Rudyard Kipling
  8. There are people who can never forgive a beggar for their not having given him anything. – Karl Kraus
  9. The beggar wears all colors fearing none. – Charles Lamb
  10. Is an artist much more than a beggar – Clara Schumann

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. What became of the beggar – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. The slaves, mistaking her for a beggar were about to drive her away when Laeta Acilia, recognising her at the first glance, rose and ran towards her. ” – Balthasar And Other Works - 1909 by Anatole France
  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. When I married him he said I should ride in my carriage; and if he's been a fool, why should I be a beggar – Trumps by George William Curtis
  6. I've got this angel to admit that she loved me- me, a beggar more than a beggar – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  7. Wonderful how they chase a beggar down, isn't it? ” – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  8. “ I am almost a beggar – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  9. What a restless beggar you are! ” – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  10. “ " My child, I am a poor man; as poor as a beggar – Landolin by Berthold Auerbach
  11. What on earth could the little beggar have meant? ” – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  12. “ " Never fear, Yvonne, Beggar Princess," replied King Ironheart with his cruel smile. ” – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  13. On a beggar it will never fall. ” – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  14. When the third begins-" A beggar child,"- the speaker indicates a sudden interest, " let's hear this third!" ” – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  15. 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
  16. “ I say it again, a beggar who looks me in the face, and talks as you do. ” – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  17. “ " 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
  18. “ To anger him, would be to make myself a beggar – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  19. The Beggar Man smiled. ” – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  20. “ " You are a little beggar you mean? ” – Findelkind by Louise de la Ramee (AKA Ouida)

Rhymes for beggar:

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

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