Beggar

Definition of Beggar

Beg´gar
n.1.One who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner.
2.One who makes it his business to ask alms.
3.One who is dependent upon others for support; - a contemptuous or sarcastic use.
4.One who assumes in argument what he does not prove.
v. t.1.To reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself.
[imp. & p. p. Beggared ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Beggaring.]
2.To cause to seem very poor and inadequate.
It beggared all description.
- Shak.

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