very+poor

  • 1 very poor — dirt poor, pauper, person of meager means …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 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 as a church mouse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Penniless; broke; extremely poor. * /The newly arrived boat people were poor as church mice./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 poor as a church mouse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Penniless; broke; extremely poor. * /The newly arrived boat people were poor as church mice./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 6 poor as a church mouse — If someone is as poor as a church mouse, they are very poor indeed …

    The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 7 poor — adjective 1 NO MONEY having very little money and not many possessions: Her family were so poor they couldn t afford to buy her new clothes. | Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. | a poor neighborhood 2 the poor people who are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 poor — poorness, n. /poor/, adj., poorer, poorest, n. adj. 1. having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare. 2. Law. dependent upon charity or public support. 3. (of a country, institution, etc.) meagerly… …

    Universalium

  • 9 poor */*/*/ — UK [pɔː(r)] / UK [pʊə(r)] / US [pʊr] adjective Word forms poor : adjective poor comparative poorer superlative poorest 1) a) having little money and few possessions a poor family/area/country We were very poor and could barely afford the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 poor — [[t]pʊər[/t]] adj. er, est, n. 1) having little or no money, goods, or other means of support 2) law Law. dependent upon charity or public support 3) (of a country, institution, etc.) meagerly supplied or endowed with resources or funds 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 poor*/*/*/ — [pɔː] adj 1) having little money and few possessions Ant: rich a poor family/area/country[/ex] We were very poor and could barely afford the necessities of life.[/ex] 2) the poor people who have little money and few possessions 3) not as good as… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 12 poor as a rat — (also poor as a church mouse, poor as job) Very poor, extremely poor, destitute …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 poor farm — noun Etymology: poor (II) : a farm maintained at public expense for the support and employment of needy or dependent persons * * * a farm maintained at public expense for the housing and support of paupers. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * poor farm, U.S.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 poor as a church mouse — adjective Very poor to a point of starving or begging. Im poor as a church mouse, but I wake up a happy man …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 Poor Laws — • Those legal enactments which have been made at various periods of the world s history in many countries for the relief of various forms of distress and sickness prevailing amongst the destitute. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Poor… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 16 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

  • 17 Poor law — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 Poor man's treacle — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Poor man's weatherglass — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Poor rate — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English