Meagre definition

To make lean.
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Argyrosomus regius, an edible fish of the family Sciaenidae.
noun
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Having little flesh; lean; thin.

Nothing will grow in this meagre soil.

He was given meagre piece of cake that he swallowed in one bite.

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Deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.
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(mineralogy) Dry and harsh to the touch (e.g., as chalk).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
meagre
Plural:
meagres

Adjective

Base Form:
meagre
Comparative:
meagrer
Superlative:
meagrest

Origin of meagre

  • From Middle English megre, from Anglo-Norman megre, Old French maigre, from Latin macer, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognate with Old English mæġer (“meagre, lean”), Dutch mager (“lean”), German mager (“lean”), Icelandic magur (“lean”)..

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  • From Middle French maigre.

    From Wiktionary