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Meaning of BEGGAR

Pronunciation:  'begur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pauper who lives by begging
  2. [v]  reduce to beggary
  3. [v]  be beyond the resources of; "This beggars description!"

BEGGAR is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: mendicant, pauperise, pauperize
 See Also: beggarman, beggarwoman, cadger, defy, impoverish, Lazarus, moocher, panhandler, pauper, poor man, refuse, resist, scrounger



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Beg"gar\, n. [OE. beggere, fr. beg.]
    1. One who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with
       humility; a petitioner.
    2. One who makes it his business to ask alms.
    3. One who is dependent upon others for support; -- a
       contemptuous or sarcastic use.
    4. One who assumes in argument what he does not prove. --Abp.
  2. \Beg"gar\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beggared}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Beggaring}.]
    1. To reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared
       himself. --Milton.
    2. To cause to seem very poor and inadequate.
             It beggared all description.          --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of or dream that you are a beggar, represents your sense of insecurity and lack of self-worth. You feel that you are undeserving.
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