Meaning of MEAGER in English

mea ‧ gre BrE AmE British English , meager American English /ˈmiːɡə $ -ər/ adjective

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: French ; Origin: maigre , from Latin macer 'thin' ]

a meagre amount of food, money etc is too small and is much less than you need ⇨ substantial :

a meagre diet of bread and beans

meagre income/earnings/wages etc

He supplements his meager income by working on Saturdays.

a school with meagre resources

—meagrely adverb

—meagreness noun [uncountable]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.