meaning of BEG

BEG meaning in General Dictionary

to inquire about alms or charity particularly to inquire about habitually by the wayside or from house to house to reside by asking alms

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  • A title of honor in Turkey plus some other parts of the East a bey
  • To ask earnestly for to entreat or supplicate for to beseech
  • ask to get no-cost
  • dodge, avoid giving answers to, and take for granted
  • make a solicitation or entreaty for some thing; demand urgently or persistently
  • call upon in supplication; entreat
  • A title of honor in Turkey plus in various other components of the East; a bey.
  • To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.
  • To ask for as a charity, esp. to inquire of for constantly or from house to house.
  • to produce petition to; to entreat; as, to beg someone to grant a favor.
  • To neglect; to believe without proof.
  • to inquire of to-be appointed guardian for, or even to ask to own a guardian appointed for.
  • To ask alms or charity, especially to inquire of habitually because of the wayside or from house-to-house; to live by asking alms.

BEG meaning in Law Dictionary

To get alms or charitable help. The act of a cripple in driving along the sidewalk and silently holding out his hand and obtaining money from passers-by is "begging for alms," within the meaning of a statute which makes use of that expression. In re Haller, 2 Abb. N. C. (N. Y.) 65.


BEG meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, perhaps from Old English bedecian "to beg," from Proto-Germanic *beth-; or even from Anglo-French begger, from Old French begart (see beggar). The Old English word for "beg" had been w


BEG meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A title of honor in chicken as well as in other components of the East; a bey.

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  • (v. t.) To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.
  • (v. t.) To inquire of for as a charity, esp. to inquire about for habitually or from house-to-house.
  • (v. t.) To make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg you to grant a favor.
  • (v. t.) To ignore; to believe without proof.
  • (v. t.) To ask is appointed guardian for, or to ask to possess a guardian appointed for.
  • (v. i.) To ask alms or charity, specifically to inquire about habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to reside by asking alms.

Sentence Examples with the word BEG

Sadik Beg soon repented of having asked for a Khoja, and eventually marched against Kashgar, which by this time had succumbed to Buzurg Khan and Yakub Beg, but was defeated and driven back to Khokand.

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