• (noun): A pauper who lives by begging.
    Synonyms: mendicant
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on beggar:

The Beggar's Petition
... The Beggar's Petition" (or "The Beggar") is a poem written by Thomas Moss and published anonymously in 1769 which "contains much pathetic and natural sentiment finely expressed." The poem is referenced in ...
Sophisticated Beggar - Release History
... Kingdom 1966 Strike Vinyl JHL 105 Sophisticated Beggar United Kingdom 1970 Youngblood Vinyl SSYB 7 The Return Of The Sophisticated Beggar United Kingdom 1972 Birth ...
The Blind Beggar Of Alexandria - Plot
... — perhaps more directly than most English plays so influenced Chapman may have based Blind Beggar on a commedia that he witnessed first-hand during a trip to Italy ... Not atypically for a play so influenced, the plot of Blind Beggar depends heavily on the comedic effects of disguise ... Cleanthes returns to Alexandria in the guise of the blind beggar and fortune-teller Irus ...
The Beggar's Benison - Legacy
... of the Most Ancient and Puissant Order of the Beggar's Benison and Merryland, Anstruther with photographs of many of the relics ... club, including objects with phallic decorations, are now held in the Beggar's Benison and Wig Club collection of the University of St Andrews ... published a scholarly book on the Beggar's Benison ...
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang - Movie Adaptations - Sampaguita Pictures, 1958
... The second one is Ang Prinsesang Naging Pulubi (The Princess Who Became a Beggar) ... He decreed that she be given to the first beggar who finds his way to the royal garden ... From this beggar (Juancho Gutierrez), she found true love ...

More definitions of "beggar":

  • (verb): Be beyond the resources of.
    Example: "This beggars description!"

Famous quotes containing the word beggar:

    A beggar said, “They get the most
    Whom man or devil cannot tire,
    And what could make their muscles taut
    Unless desire had made them so?”
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied ... but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)