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

 pov·er·ty /ˈpɑvɚ/
 U貧窮,貧困;貧乏,缺少

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pov·er·ty /ˈpɑvɝtɪ/ 名詞
 貧乏,缺乏

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pov·er·ty n.
 1. The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need. “Swathed in numblest poverty.”
    The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.   --Prov. xxiii. 21.
 2. Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.
 Poverty grass Bot., a name given to several slender grasses (as Aristida dichotoma, and Danthonia spicata) which often spring up on old and worn-out fields.
 Syn: -- Indigence; penury; beggary; need; lack; want; scantiness; sparingness; meagerness; jejuneness.
 Usage: Poverty, Indigence, Pauperism. Poverty is a relative term; what is poverty to a monarch, would be competence for a day laborer. Indigence implies extreme distress, and almost absolute destitution. Pauperism denotes entire dependence upon public charity, and, therefore, often a hopeless and degraded state.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 poverty
      n : the state of having little or no money and few or no
          material possessions [syn: poorness, impoverishment]
          [ant: wealth]