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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beggar  \Beg"gar\,  n.  [OE.  beggere  fr  beg.] 
  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.  --Abp. 
  Tillotson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beggar  \Beg"gar\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Beggared};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Beggaring}.] 
  1.  To  reduce  to  beggary;  to  impoverish;  as  he  had  beggared 
  himself.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  seem  very  poor  and  inadequate. 
 
  It  beggared  all  description.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beggar 
  n  :  a  pauper  who  lives  by  begging  [syn:  {mendicant}] 
  v  1:  be  beyond  the  resources  of  "This  beggars  description!" 
  2:  reduce  to  beggary  [syn:  {pauperize}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BEGGAR,  n.  One  who  has  relied  on  the  assistance  of  his  friends. 
 
 




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