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Definition of Poor


  1. Destitute of property; wanting in material riches or goods; needy; indigent.
  2. So completely destitute of property as to be entitled to maintenance from the public.
  3. Destitute of such qualities as are desirable, or might naturally be expected
  4. Wanting in fat, plumpness, or fleshiness; lean; emaciated; meager; as, a poor horse, ox, dog, etc.
  5. Wanting in strength or vigor; feeble; dejected; as, poor health; poor spirits.
  6. Of little value or worth; not good; inferior; shabby; mean; as, poor clothes; poor lodgings.
  7. Destitute of fertility; exhausted; barren; sterile; -- said of land; as, poor soil.
  8. Destitute of beauty, fitness, or merit; as, a poor discourse; a poor picture.
  9. Without prosperous conditions or good results; unfavorable; unfortunate; unconformable; as, a poor business; the sick man had a poor night.
  10. Inadequate; insufficient; insignificant; as, a poor excuse.
  11. Worthy of pity or sympathy; -- used also sometimes as a term of endearment, or as an expression of modesty, and sometimes as a word of contempt.
  12. Free from self-assertion; not proud or arrogant; meek.
  13. A small European codfish (Gadus minutus); -- called also power cod.
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Poor Translations

poor in Afrikaans is kwaai, arm, sleg
poor in Dutch is erbarmelijk, beklagenswaardig
poor in Finnish is kurja
poor in French is pauvre, maigre
poor in Italian is umile, povero
poor in Latin is penuriosus, levidensis, pauper, inops
poor in Portuguese is mau, pobre
poor in Spanish is pobre