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Definition of the adjective meager

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adjective - degrees: more meager / meagerer | most meager / meagerest

  1. deficient in amount or quality or extent

Alternative definition of the adjective meager


  1. Having little flesh; lean; thin.
  2. Poor, deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.

Definition of the adjective meager for high school students

    deficient in size or quality
    • example: My meager portion of food did nothing to satisfy my appetite.

The adjective meager is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* MEAGER, adj. [niuigre, Fr. macer, Lat.] ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of General Topology (2003)

by K.P. Hart, Jun-iti Nagata, J.E. Vaughan

A meager set (or set of first category) is one that can be covered by countably many closed sets with empty ...

Google previewNytt svenskt och engelskt hand-lexicon (1856)

leauness, meagerness. rtagb, adj. meager, ΗΜ. ηπα", m. (fifth) fore-top-seil-bouline. Μη", o. π. grow léan, g. meager; g. thin. 'magi, f. sorcery, magic. ή", m. magician. ψ' οι”. ΦΗΜΗ, magic.

Google previewTo the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing (2014)

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

limited bare/few/little/meager/rare/scant/ scanty/scarce/short/slight/small/ spare/sparse. • While opportunities for broad-scale consumer advertising may be limited for a while, there are lots of opportunities for commercial communications.

Google previewFuldstændigt dansk og engelsk haand-lexicon (1807)

by Christian Friderick Bay

ro fall away, grow meager. (som Hævelse) to unsweil. Bortsvindelse, a Falling away, a Growing meager. Bortsvømme, to swim away, to escape by Swimming. Borttære, to éonfume, wätte. Borttæres, to be consumed, wasted, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Concise Writing (2006)

More Than 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Richard Lederer

little; meager; not many; one or two (two or ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

lean, meager. (Fat.) learned, erudite, scholarly. (Ignorant.) leave, v., quit, relinquish, abandon. (Cherish, shelter, nurture, harbor, foster, entertain.) leave, n. , liberty, permission, license. (Prohibition.) life, existence, animation, spirit, vivacity.

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Small photo of HAVANA, CUBA - MAY 19: Unknown Cuban fisherman catches a fish at the Malecon seawall on May 19, 2013 in Havana, Cuba. Fishing in the city helps to replenish the meager diet of poor people in HavanaSmall photo of Red poppies on the meager sandy soil of the island of Cyprus.Small photo of AMSTERDAM-AUG. 19, 2012. The famous Meager Bridge in canal belt. Amsterdam is known as Venice of the North. It has 1,200 bridges and 165 canals. Best way to experience them is one of the boat toursSmall photo of HAVANA, CUBA - JUNE 19, 2016: An old man, sitting on the steps of a historic building in La Habana Vieja plays a flute to supplement his meager pension from the Cuban government.Small photo of Meager colorful breakfast with a doughnutSmall photo of HAVANA, CUBA - JUNE 19, 2016: Old man on a bicycle near Plaza Vieja is transporting two bags of aluminum cans he will sell to supplement his meager pension from the Cuban government.Small photo of Maltese flora. Arid landscape with meager vegetation in dry season More...

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As there is Easter, so there are meager times.
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Scrabble value of M3E1A1G2E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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