KJV Dictionary Definition: beggar


BEG'GAR, n. See Beg. One that lives by asking alms, or makes it his business to beg for charity.

1. One who supplicates with humility; a petitioner; but in this sense rarely used, as the word has become a term of contempt.

2. One who assumes in argument what he does not prove.

BEG'GAR, v.t. To reduce to beggary; to impoverish.

1. To deprive or make destitute; to exhaust; as, to beggar description.


BEG'GARED, pp. Reduced to extreme poverty.


BEG'GARING, ppr. Reducing to indigence or a state of beggary.