poor

  • 1 poor — W1S1 [po: US pur] adj comparative poorer superlative poorest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(no money)¦ 2¦(not good)¦ 3¦(sympathy)¦ 4¦(not good at something)¦ 5¦(health)¦ 6 poor in something 7 a poor second/third etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Poor — Poor, a. [Compar. {Poorer} (?; 254); superl. {Poorest}.] [OE. poure or povre, OF. povre, F. pauvre, L. pauper; the first syllable of which is probably akin to paucus few (see {Paucity}, {Few}), and the second to parare to prepare, procure. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 poor — [ pur ] adjective *** ▸ 1 lacking money ▸ 2 of low quality ▸ 3 not good enough ▸ 4 not skillful ▸ 5 lacking something important ▸ 6 less than expected ▸ 7 feeling sorry for someone ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) having little money and few possessions: a poor… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 poor — [poor] adj. [ME pore < OFr povre < L pauper, poor < IE base * pōu , small > FEW, FOAL] 1. a) lacking material possessions; having little or no means to support oneself; needy; impoverished b) indicating or characterized by poverty 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Poor — is an adjective related to a state of poverty, low quality or pity.People with the surname Poor: * Charles Henry Poor, a US Navy officer * Charles Lane Poor, an astronomer * Edward Erie Poor, a vice president of the National Park Bank * Enoch… …

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  • 6 poor — UK US /pɔːr/ US  /pʊr/ adjective ► having little money and/or few possessions: »It s offering to pay off 10 percent of the poor countries debt. »He came from a poor immigrant family. ► not good or operating well, or of a low quality or standard:… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 poor — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking sufficient money to live at a comfortable or normal standard. 2) of a low or inferior standard or quality. 3) (poor in) lacking in. 4) deserving pity or sympathy. ● the poor man s Cf. ↑the poor man s …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 poor — adj 1 Poor, indigent, needy, destitute, penniless, impecunious, poverty stricken, necessitous are comparable when they mean having less money or fewer possessions than are required to support a full life. Poor describes a person, a people, or an… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 poor — (adj.) c.1200, from O.Fr. poure (Fr. pauvre), from L. pauper poor, perhaps a compound of paucus little and parare to get. Replaced O.E. earm. The poor boy sandwich, made of simple but filling ingredients, was invented and named in New Orleans in… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 poor — [adj1] lacking sufficient money bad off*, bankrupt, beggared, beggarly, behind eight ball*, broke*, destitute, dirt poor*, down andout*, empty handed*, flat*, flat broke*, fortuneless, hard up*, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, in need,… …

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  • 11 Poor — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Enoch Poor (1736–1780), Schiffbauer und Händler aus Exeter, Brigadegeneral der Kontinentalarmee im Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg. Salem Poor (* 1758), afroamerikanischer Soldat, der für seine… …

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  • 12 poor — I (inferior in quality) adjective bad, badly made, barely passable, base, beggarly, below par, below standard, cheap, coarse, common, contemptible, crude, defective, deficient, dubious, faulty, flimsy, gimcrack, imperfect, inadequate, inartistic …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 -poor — [ pur ] suffix lacking: used with some nouns: a resource poor country (=one that does not have many resources) a vitamin poor diet …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 -poor — UK [pɔː(r)] UK [pʊə(r)] US [pʊr] suffix lacking: used with some nouns a resource poor country (=one that does not have many resources) a vitamin poor diet Thesaur …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 Poor — Poor, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European codfish ({Gadus minutus}); called also {power cod}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 poor|ly — «PUR lee», adverb, adjective. –adv. in a poor manner; not enough; badly; meanly: »A desert is poorly supplied with water. Tom did poorly in the test. –adj. Informal. in bad health …

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  • 17 poor — (ind., spr. puhr), so v.w. Stadt …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 Poor — Henry, Verfasser des nach ihm benannten alljährlich in New York erscheinenden Jahrbuchs, Manual of the Railroads of the United States. Dieses Jahrbuch bringt nach den Mitteilungen der großen Mehrzahl der Eisenbahnverwaltungen der Vereinigten… …

    Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • 19 poor-do — /poor dooh /, n. Chiefly Midland and Central Atlantic States. scrapple. [1905 10, Amer.; of unclear derivation] * * * …

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  • 20 poor-do — /poor dooh /, n. Chiefly Midland and Central Atlantic States. scrapple. [1905 10, Amer.; of unclear derivation] …

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