What does the word meagre mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Meagerly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Meagerness.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Thin; emaciated; scanty.

Usage examples for meagre

  1. Her figure was tall and meagre; her face that of a woman well over thirty- once comely, but worn over- much, and prematurely hardened. – I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. If she could be here where all the world is eager For dear love with the primal Eden sway, Where the blood is fire and no pulse is thin or meagre, All the heart of all the world beats one way! – Lundy's Lane and Other Poems by Duncan Campbell Scott
  3. These indications are meagre and isolated indeed, and the second is to be accepted only with reserve. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier