HyperDic: mendicant

English > 3 senses of the word mendicant:
NOUNperson mendicant, friara male member of a religious order that originally / originally relied solely on alms
person mendicant, beggara pauper who lives by begging
ADJECTIVEallmendicantpracticing beggary
English > mendicant: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningPracticing beggary.
Example"mendicant friars"
Broaderbeseeching, pleading, imploringbegging
Spanishmendicante
Nounsmendicancya solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
mendicanta pauper who lives by begging
mendicanta male member of a religious order that originally / originally relied solely on alms
English > mendicant: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA male member of a religious order that originally / originally relied solely on alms.
Synonymfriar
NarrowerAugustinianA Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders
Carmelite, White FriarA Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order
Dominican, Black Friar, Blackfriar, friar preacherA Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
Franciscan, Grey FriarA Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
BroaderreligiousA member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
Spanishfraile, mendicante
Catalanfrare, mendicant
Adjectivesmendicantpracticing beggary
English > mendicant: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA pauper who lives by begging.
Synonymbeggar
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
Adjectivesmendicantpracticing beggary

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