begging


begging

n. to live by begging

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['begɪŋ]
to live by begging

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • Begging — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • begging — noun Begging is used before these nouns: ↑bowl …   Collocations dictionary

  • begging — ➡ homelessness * * * …   Universalium

  • Begging — The request for money or food to be given in a charitable spirit; an important part of a culture in which charity was deemed an essential quality. It was far from demeaning; indeed the Franciscan friars had literally to beg for a living …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • begging — Synonyms and related words: adjuratory, appealing, beggary, beseeching, bumming, cadging, entreating, imploring, mendicancy, mendicant, mendicity, mooching, panhandling, petitionary, pleading, prayerful, precative, precatory, scrounging,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • begging — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. deSirous, anxious, in need, imploring, supplicating …   English dictionary for students

  • begging — n. panhandling, publicly asking for handouts beg v. request, plead; ask for charity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • begging — noun a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person) • Syn: ↑beggary, ↑mendicancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑mendicant (for: ↑mendicancy), ↑beg ( …   Useful english dictionary


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