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.
Recent Examples of meager from the Web
Some opponents believe there should be no harvest, however meager.
Missing a game and a half with a concussion and coming off the bench in Game 4, Love's Finals averaged a meager 7.3 points and 5.9 rebounds.
But while the number has more than doubled from last year's low, to 722, the total rose by a meager two rigs last week.
Amazon’s $724 million in quarterly profit is meager compared to its $35.7 billion in sales.
In Alabama, though, a meager seven cities are considered council-manager forms of government and none are located in coastal Alabama.
But while the number has more than doubled from last year’s low, to 722, the total rose by a meager two rigs last week.
Morale is low thanks to meager pay, long hours and little or no vacation time.
However, traffic continued to plummet from an already meager 60,000 unique visitors per month to 20,000.
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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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