Beg

Definition of Beg

n.1.A title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey.
v. t.1.To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.
[imp. & p. p. Begged ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Begging.]
I do beg your good will in this case.
- Shak.
[Joseph] begged the body of Jesus.
- Matt. xxvii. 58.
2.To ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house.
Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
- Ps. xxxvii. 25.
3.To make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor.
4.To take for granted; to assume without proof.
5.(Old Law) To ask to be appointed guardiln for, or to aso to havo a guardian appointed for.
Else some will beg thee, in the court of wards.
- Harrington.
To beg (one) for a fool
to take him for a fool.
I beg to
is an elliptical expression for I beg leave to; as, I beg to inform you.
To beg the question
to assume that which was to be proved in a discussion, instead of adducing the proof or sustaining the point by argument.
To go a-begging
a figurative phrase to express the absence of demand for something which elsewhere brings a price; as, grapes are so plentiful there that they go a-begging.
v. i.1.To ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms.
I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed.
- Luke xvi. 3.

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