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Correct spelling for the English word "poor" is [p_ˈʊə], [pˈʊ͡ə], [pˈʊ‍ə]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Plural form of POOR is POOR

Definition of POOR

  1. p[=oo]r, adj. having little or nothing: without means: needy: spiritless: depressed: (B.) humble: contrite: wanting in appearance: lean: wanting in strength: weak: wanting in value: inferior: wanting in fertility: sterile: wanting in fitness, beauty, or dignity: trifling: paltry: dear (endearingly).--ns. POOR'HOUSE, a house established at the public expense for sheltering the poor: an almshouse; POOR'JOHN (Shak.), a coarse kind of fish, the hake when salted.--n.pl. POOR'-LAWS, laws providing for the support of the poor.--adv. POOR'LY.--ns. POOR'NESS; POOR'-RATE, a rate or tax for the support of the poor; POOR'-ROB'IN, an almanac; POOR'S'-BOX, a box for receiving contributions to the poor.--adj. POOR'-SPIR'ITED, cowardly: mean.--ns. POOR'-SPIR'ITEDNESS, cowardice; POOR'S'-ROLL (Scots law), the list of poor persons who are litigants, but unable to pay the expenses of litigation, and therefore are allowed to sue in formâ pauperis.--POOR MAN OF MUTTON (Scot.), cold mutton broiled, esp. the shoulder; POOR MAN'S HERB, the hedge-hyssop; POOR WILL, a common American bird of the genus Phalænoptilus.--THE POOR, poor people collectively: those depending on public or private charity. [O. Fr. poure, povre (Fr. pauvre)--L. pauper, poor.]

Anagrams of POOR

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Common Misspellings for POOR

Below is the list of 267 misspellings for the word "poor".

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Usage Examples for POOR

  1. Of course she has, old girl- where else could the poor dear be? - "What Maisie Knew" by Henry James
  2. " Of course, I am a poor man," said Callon. - "The Truants" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  3. " Suppose we were poor," said she. - "Mary Minds Her Business" by George Weston
  4. Ah, what a thing 'tis to be poor! - "Roughing it in the Bush" by Susanna Moodie
  5. She beg my pardon, poor woman! - "Oddsfish!" by Robert Hugh Benson
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