The definition of meager is something that is thin, scanty or not enough.adjective
An example of meager is two mushrooms for dinner.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- thin; lean; emaciated
- of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
Origin: ME megre < OFr megre (Fr maigre) < L macer, lean, thin < IE *makro- < base *māk-, long and thin > Gr makros, long, OE mæger, meager
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- Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.
- Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble: the meager soil of an eroded plain.
- Having little flesh; lean.
Origin: Middle English megre, thin, from Old French, from Latin macer; see māk- in Indo-European roots.
- meaˈger·ly adverb
- meaˈger·ness noun