Pronunciation: (beg'ur),[key] —n. 1. a person who begs alms or lives by begging.
2. a penniless person.
3. a wretched fellow; rogue: the surly beggar who collects the rents. 4. a child or youngster (usually prec. by little): a sudden urge to hug the little beggar.
—v.t. 1. to reduce to utter poverty; impoverish: The family had been beggared by the war. 2. to cause one's resources of or ability for (description, comparison, etc.) to seem poor or inadequate: The costume beggars description.