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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 beg·gar /ˈbɛgɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Beg·gar n.
 1. One who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner.
 2. One who makes it his business to ask alms.
 3. One who is dependent upon others for support; -- a contemptuous or sarcastic use.
 4. One who assumes in argument what he does not prove.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Beg·gar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beggared p. pr. & vb. n. Beggaring.]
 1. To reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself.
 2. To cause to seem very poor and inadequate.
    It beggared all description.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a pauper who lives by begging [syn: mendicant]
      v 1: be beyond the resources of; "This beggars description!"
      2: reduce to beggary [syn: pauperize, pauperise]