Results for beggar

Definitions of beggar:

part of speech: verb transitive

To reduce to beggary: to exhaust.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: verb

To reduce to poverty.

part of speech: verb transitive

To take everything away from; to use up all the possibilities of; as, the horrors of a battlefield beggar description.

part of speech: noun

One who begs: one who lives by begging.

part of speech: noun

One much reduced in circumstances; one who assumes what he does not prove; one who is poor and asks charity.

part of speech: noun

One who asks with humility; one who makes it his business to ask for alms; one who is reduced to extreme poverty.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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