Lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in a society
Used to express approval (or disapproval or dissatisfaction)
a poor family
A dish made up of scraps of food; a hash.
Containing few basic ions.
(Usually with the) recently impoverished people, regarded as a class.
Of very poor quality, etc., extremely poor.
A book containing a list of the poor receiving parish relief.
A farm run at public expense to house and support the poor.
Fish, usually hake, salted and dried for food; a fish preserved in this way. Now historical.
A man who is poor, especially one who is indigent or needy; a pauper.
A roll of persons in receipt of poor relief.
A tax for the relief of the poor; a poor rate.
Of a very low standard
A collection box, especially one in a church, for gifts of money or other articles towards the relief of the poor
A large oval sandwich filled with a range of simple but substantial ingredients
A law relating to the support of the poor. Originally the responsibility of the parish, the relief and employment of the poor passed over to the workhouses in 1834. In the early 20th century the Poor Law was replaced by schemes of social security
A local tax levied by a parish to finance the relief or support of the poor
Spending most of one’s time working or busy; lacking free time
A basket in which food, money, etc., is collected for the poor.
= poor box.
A pupil at a charity school.
Money collected for distribution to the poor.
A member of an order of Franciscan nuns founded by St Clare of Assisi in circa 1212
A person who claims to be poor in order to benefit from others
Financial assistance given to the poor from state or local community funds
A member of an impoverished white underclass, especially one living in the southern US
With plural concord. With the. Recently impoverished people as a class; the nouveau pauvre.
(More fully Poor Knights of Windsor) a type of dessert, typically made using stale bread and milk, and sweetened with sugar, jam, etc.
(In plural) an order of itinerant preaching clergy founded by Wyclif.
The supposed author of a series of almanacs published by Benjamin Franklin between 1732 and 1757 in which advice was dispensed in the form of maxims; frequently in as Poor Richard says.
A person or thing that is considered inferior or subordinate to others of the same type or group
Of inferior quality
= poor priests.
The common potoo (bird), which has a nocturnal call consisting of a number of descending notes
(With the and plural concord) people who lack adequate access to information (especially that considered important for full participation in society or politics), as a class.
Used to convey the speaker's mock-depreciation of (and the supposed vulnerability of) himself or herself.
= poor box.
The quality or state of being poor-spirited; timidity, cowardliness.
Deficient or lacking in
The ordinary individual, the ‘man in the street’.
Gold-bearing land which can be mined without substantial capital outlay, or on which large-scale commercial mining is not considered profitable, and which is thus available to be mined by individuals.
Garlic mustard or Jack-by-the-hedge, Alliaria petiolata.
Biting stonecrop, Sedum acre.
Either of two figworts, Scrophularia nodosa and S. auriculata.
A vinaigrette dressing containing shallots.
As a mass noun or in plural Originally in the language of African Americans of the southern United States: poor white people of low social status, especially when regarded as uneducated or uncultured.