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beg•gar



Pronunciation: (beg'ur), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/beggar.html on line 75 [key]
n.
1. a person who begs alms or lives by begging.
2. a penniless person.
3. a wretched fellow; rogue: the surly beggar who collects the rents.
4. a child or youngster (usually prec. by little): a sudden urge to hug the little beggar.

v.t.
1. to reduce to utter poverty; impoverish: The family had been beggared by the war.
2. to cause one's resources of or ability for (description, comparison, etc.) to seem poor or inadequate: The costume beggars description.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/beggar.html on line 141 beggar (Thesaurus)

 

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