KJV Dictionary Definition: miser


MI'SER, n. s as z. L. miser, miserable. A miserable person; one wretched or afflicted.

1. A wretch; a mean fellow.

2. An extremely covetous person; a sordid wretch; a niggard; one who in wealth makes himself miserable by the fear of poverty. This is the only sense in which it is now used.

No silver saints by dying misers given.


MIS'ERABLENESS, n. State of misery; poorness.


MIS'ERABLY, adv. Unhappily; calamitously.

The fifth was miserably stabbed to death.

1. Very poorly or meanly; wretchedly. They were miserably entertained.

2. In misery or unhappiness.