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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beg  \Beg\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beg  \Beg\,  n.  [Turk.  beg,  pronounced  bay.  Cf  {Bey},  {Begum}.] 
  A  title  of  honor  in  Turkey  and  in  some  other  parts  of  the 
  East;  a  bey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beg  \Beg\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Begged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Begging}.]  [OE.  beggen,  perh.  fr  AS  bedecian  (akin  to 
  Goth.  bedagwa  beggar),  biddan  to  ask  (Cf.  {Bid},  v.  t.);  or 
  cf  beghard,  beguin.] 
  1.  To  ask  earnestly  for  to  entreat  or  supplicate  for  to 
  beseech. 
 
  I  do  beg  your  good  will  in  this  case.  --Shak. 
 
  [Joseph]  begged  the  body  of  Jesus.  --Matt.  xxvii. 
  58. 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  implying  deferential  and  respectful,  rather 
  than  earnest,  asking;  as  I  beg  your  pardon;  I  beg 
  leave  to  disagree  with  you 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beg 
  v  1:  call  upon  in  supplication;  entreat;  "I  beg  you  to  stop!" 
  [syn:  {implore},  {pray}] 
  2:  make  a  solicitation  or  entreaty  for  something  request 
  urgently  [syn:  {solicit},  {tap}] 
  3:  ask  to  obtain  free  as  of  money 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  BEG 
 
  {Back  End  Generator} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Beg 
  That  the  poor  existed  among  the  Hebrews  we  have  abundant 
  evidence  (Ex.  23:11;  Deut.  15:11),  but  there  is  no  mention  of 
  beggars  properly  so  called  in  the  Old  Testament.  The  poor  were 
  provided  for  by  the  law  of  Moses  (Lev.  19:10;  Deut.  12:12; 
  14:29).  It  is  predicted  of  the  seed  of  the  wicked  that  they 
  shall  be  beggars  (Ps.  37:25;  109:10). 
 
  In  the  New  Testament  we  find  not  seldom  mention  made  of 
  beggars  (Mark  10:46;  Luke  16:20,  21;  Acts  3:2),  yet  there  is  no 
  mention  of  such  a  class  as  vagrant  beggars,  so  numerous  in  the 
  East.  "Beggarly,"  in  Gal.  4:9,  means  worthless. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BEG,  v.  To  ask  for  something  with  an  earnestness  proportioned  to  the 
  belief  that  it  will  not  be  given 
 
  Who  is  that  father? 
 
  A  mendicant,  child, 
  Haggard,  morose,  and  unaffable  --  wild! 
  See  how  he  glares  through  the  bars  of  his  cell! 
  With  Citizen  Mendicant  all  is  not  well 
 
  Why  did  they  put  him  there  father? 
 
  Because 
  Obeying  his  belly  he  struck  at  the  laws. 
 
  His  belly? 
 
  Oh  well  he  was  starving,  my  boy  -- 
  A  state  in  which  doubtless,  there's  little  of  joy. 
  No  bite  had  he  eaten  for  days,  and  his  cry 
  Was  "Bread!"  ever  "Bread!" 
 
  What's  the  matter  with  pie? 
 
  With  little  to  wear,  he  had  nothing  to  sell 
  To  beg  was  unlawful  --  improper  as  well 
 
  Why  didn't  he  work? 
 
  He  would  even  have  done  that 
  But  men  said:  "Get  out!"  and  the  State  remarked:  "Scat!" 
  I  mention  these  incidents  merely  to  show 
  That  the  vengeance  he  took  was  uncommonly  low 
  Revenge,  at  the  best,  is  the  act  of  a  Siou, 
  But  for  trifles  -- 
 
  Pray  what  did  bad  Mendicant  do? 
 
  Stole  two  loaves  of  bread  to  replenish  his  lack 
  And  tuck  out  the  belly  that  clung  to  his  back 
 
  Is  that  _all_  father  dear? 
 
  There's  little  to  tell: 
  They  sent  him  to  jail,  and  they'll  send  him  to  --  well 
  The  company's  better  than  here  we  can  boast, 
  And  there's  -- 
 
  Bread  for  the  needy,  dear  father? 
 
  Um  --  toast. 
  Atka  Mip 
 
 




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