pauper


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pau·per

 (pô′pər)
n.
1. One who is extremely poor.
2. One living on or eligible for public charity.

[From Latin, poor; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

pauper

(ˈpɔːpə)
n
1. a person who is extremely poor
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a destitute person supported by public charity
[C16: from Latin: poor]
ˈpauperˌism n

pau•per

(ˈpɔ pər)

n.
1. a person without any personal means of support.
2. a very poor person.
[1485–95; < Latin: poor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pauper - a person who is very poorpauper - a person who is very poor    
beggar, mendicant - a pauper who lives by begging
derelict - a person without a home, job, or property
have-not, poor person - a person with few or no possessions
starveling - someone who is starving (or being starved)

pauper

pauper

noun
An impoverished person:
Translations
فَقير جدا
-čkanuzákžebrák
subsistensløs
fátæklingur; ölmusumaîur
beturtis
nabagsubags
bedár
çok yoksul kimse

pauper

[ˈpɔːpəʳ] Npobre mf, indigente mf
pauper's gravefosa f común

pauper

[ˈpɔːpər] nindigent(e) m/f pauper's gravepauper's grave nfosse f commune

pauper

nArme(r) mf; (supported by charity) → Almosenempfänger(in) m(f); pauper’s graveArmengrab nt

pauper

[ˈpɔːpəʳ] nindigente m/f
pauper's grave → fossa comune

pauper

(ˈpoːpə) noun
a very poor person. Her husband died a pauper.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, he said; nearly everybody is a pauper who is not a ruler.
Old women, such as I, starve and shiver, or accept the pauper's dole and the pauper's shroud.
"But, my dear fellow, in that case, why didn't you get him a pauper's funeral?
One of these, is the State Hospital for the insane; admirably conducted on those enlightened principles of conciliation and kindness, which twenty years ago would have been worse than heretical, and which have been acted upon with so much success in our own pauper Asylum at Hanwell.
The play of some led to steam yachts and mansions; of others, to the asylum or the pauper's ward.
"So far as in me lies," says he, "I will give you pleasure." True, he is a pauper, and nothing but a pauper; but, at least he is an HONOURABLE pauper.
This boastful handiwork of ours, which fails in its terrors for the professional pauper, the sturdy breaker of windows and the rampant tearer of clothes, strikes with a cruel and a wicked stab at the stricken sufferer, and is a horror to the deserving and unfortunate.
"No pauper Asylum," I said, "I won't have her put in a pauper Asylum.
A pauper's meal, my dear girl -- seasoned with a gentleman's welcome."
There being nobody by, however, but a pauper old woman, who was rendered rather misty by an unwonted allowance of beer; and a parish surgeon who did such matters by contract; Oliver and Nature fought out the point between them.
I whipped the gold piece out of the poor old pauper's palm and dropped my Turkish penny in its place.
If so, and if that be thy pleasure, I give it to thee now, once and for all, and much good may it do thee, for so long as I see myself rid of such a good-for-nothing squire I'll be glad to be left a pauper without a rap.