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.