HyperDic: beggar

English > 3 senses of the word beggar:
NOUNperson beggar, mendicanta pauper who lives by begging
VERBstativebeggarbe beyond the resources of
possessionbeggar, pauperize, pauperisereduce to beggary
beggar > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'ger
Rhymesagar ... younger: 63 rhymes with ger...
English > beggar: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA pauper who lives by begging.
Synonymmendicant
InstancesLazarusThe diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar
NarrowerbeggarmanA man who is a beggar
beggarwomanA woman who is a beggar
moocher, mooch, cadger, scroungersomeone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
panhandlerA beggar who approaches strangers asking for money
sannyasi, sannyasin, sanyasiA Hindu religious mendicant
BroaderpauperA person who is very poor
Spanishmendicante, mendigo
Catalancaptaire, demanaire, mendicant, pidolaire
Adjectivesbeggarlymarked by poverty befitting a beggar
Verbsbeggarreduce to beggary
English > beggar: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe beyond the resources of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This beggars description!"
Broaderdefy, resist, refuseelude, especially in a baffling way
English > beggar: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningReduce to beggary.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymspauperize, pauperise
Broaderimpoverishmake poor
Spanishdepauperar, empobrecer
Catalandepauperar
Nounsbeggara pauper who lives by begging

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