Beggary

  • 1 Beggary — Beg gar*y, n. [OE. beggerie. See {Beggar}, n.] 1. The act of begging; the state of being a beggar; mendicancy; extreme poverty. [1913 Webster] 2. Beggarly appearance. [R.] [1913 Webster] The freedom and the beggary of the old studio. Thackeray.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Beggary — Beg gar*y, a. Beggarly. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 beggary — index poverty, privation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 beggary — (n.) late 14c., from BEG (Cf. beg) + ARY (Cf. ary) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 beggary — [beg′ər ē] n. pl. beggaries [ME beggerie < beggere,BEGGAR] 1. extreme poverty 2. the act of begging or state of being a beggar 3. beggars as a group …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 beggary — noun (U) formal the state of being very poor: The failure of their farm reduced them to beggary …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 beggary — noun Date: 14th century 1. poverty, penury 2. the class of beggars 3. the practice of begging …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 beggary — /beg euh ree/, n., pl. beggaries for 3. 1. a state or condition of utter poverty. 2. beggars collectively. 3. a place lived in or frequented by beggars. [1350 1400; ME beggerie. See BEGGAR, Y3] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 beggary — noun /ˈbɛɡəri/ a) The state of a beggar; indigence, extreme poverty. b) The fact or action of begging …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 beggary — Synonyms and related words: absence, bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, begging, bumming, cadging, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, deprivation, destitution, drought, empty purse, famine, grinding poverty, gripe, hand to mouth… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 beggary — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition of being extremely poor: destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, need, neediness, pennilessness, penuriousness, penury, poverty, privation, want. See RICH. 2. The… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 beggary — beg|gar|y [ˈbegəri] n [U] formal the state of being very poor …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 beggary — beg·gar·y || begÉ™rɪ n. poverty, impoverishment, destitution …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 beggary — noun a state of extreme poverty …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 beggary — n. Poverty, indigence, penury, destitution, want, distress, mendicancy, mendicity …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 beggary — n 1. poverty, destitution, penury, indigence, impecuniousness, impecuniosity, pennilessness, neediness; insolvency, bankruptcy, liquidation; distress, straits, indebtedness; pauperism, pauperage, pauperdom, mendicancy, mendicity; lack, need, want …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 beggary — beg·gary …

    English syllables

  • 18 beggary — beg•gar•y [[t]ˈbɛg ə ri[/t]] n. 1) a state or condition of utter poverty or of being a beggar 2) beggars collectively • Etymology: 1350–1400 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 beggary — /ˈbɛgəri/ (say beguhree) noun 1. the condition of utter poverty. 2. beggars collectively …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 beggary — n. extreme poverty …

    Useful english dictionary