Meaning of POOR in English
superl free from self-assertion; not proud or arrogant; meek.
2. poor ·superl inadequate; insufficient; insignificant; as, a poor excuse.
3. poor ·noun a small european codfish (gadus minutus);
called also power cod.
4. poor ·superl destitute of property; wanting in material riches or goods; needy; indigent.
5. poor ·superl destitute of beauty, fitness, or merit; as, a poor discourse; a poor picture.
6. poor ·superl destitute of such qualities as are desirable, or might naturally be expected.
7. poor ·superl wanting in strength or vigor; feeble; dejected; as, poor health; poor spirits.
8. poor ·superl destitute of fertility; exhausted; barren; sterile;
said of land; as, poor soil.
9. poor ·superl so completely destitute of property as to be entitled to maintenance from the public.
10. poor ·superl of little value or worth; not good; inferior; shabby; mean; as, poor clothes; poor lodgings.
11. poor ·superl wanting in fat, plumpness, or fleshiness; lean; emaciated; meager; as, a poor horse, ox, dog, ·etc.
12. poor ·superl without prosperous conditions or good results; unfavorable; unfortunate; unconformable; as, a poor business; the sick man had a poor night.
13. poor ·superl 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.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012