Definition of meager
Examples of meager in a sentence
Every morning he eats a meager breakfast of toast and coffee.
We'll have to do the best we can with this year's meager harvest.
She came to this country with a fairly meager English vocabulary, but she is learning more words every day.
They suffered through several meager years at the beginning of their marriage.
Although she's now rich and famous, she remembers her meager beginnings as a child from a poor family.
Origin and Etymology of meager
Middle English megre, from Anglo-French megre, meigre, from Latin macr-, macer lean; akin to Old English mæger lean, Greek makros long
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of meager
MEAGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meager for English Language Learners
: very small or too small in amount
: not having enough of something (such as money or food) for comfort or happiness
MEAGER Defined for Kids
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