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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mea·ger, Mea·gre  a.
 1. Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean.
 Meager were his looks;
 Sharp misery had worn him to the bones.   --Shak.
 2. Destitute of richness, fertility, strength, or the like; defective in quantity, or poor in quality; poor; barren; scanty in ideas; wanting strength of diction or affluence of imagery; as, meager resources; meager fare.  Opposite of ample. [wns=1] [Narrower terms: exiguous] [Narrower terms: hardscrabble, marginal] [Narrower terms: measly, miserable, paltry]  Meager soil.”
 Syn: -- meagre, meagerly, scanty.
    Of secular habits and meager religious belief.   --I. Taylor.
    His education had been but meager.   --Motley.
 3. Min. Dry and harsh to the touch, as chalk.
 Syn: -- Thin; lean; lank; gaunt; starved; hungry; poor; emaciated; scanty; barren.