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(1):

(superl.) So completely destitute of property as to be entitled to maintenance from the public.

(2):

(superl.) Destitute of such qualities as are desirable, or might naturally be expected

(3):

(superl.) Wanting in fat, plumpness, or fleshiness; lean; emaciated; meager; as, a poor horse, ox, dog, etc.

(4):

(superl.) Destitute of property; wanting in material riches or goods; needy; indigent.

(5):

(superl.) Wanting in strength or vigor; feeble; dejected; as, poor health; poor spirits.

(6):

(superl.) Of little value or worth; not good; inferior; shabby; mean; as, poor clothes; poor lodgings.

(7):

(superl.) Destitute of fertility; exhausted; barren; sterile; - said of land; as, poor soil.

(8):

(superl.) Destitute of beauty, fitness, or merit; as, a poor discourse; a poor picture.

(9):

(superl.) Without prosperous conditions or good results; unfavorable; unfortunate; unconformable; as, a poor business; the sick man had a poor night.

(10):

(superl.) Inadequate; insufficient; insignificant; as, a poor excuse.

(11):

(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.

(12):

(superl.) Free from self-assertion; not proud or arrogant; meek.

(13):

(n.) A small European codfish (Gadus minutus); - called also power cod.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Poor'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/p/poor.html. 1828.

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