poverty level

Definition of poverty level

:the level of income that makes it possible for a person to pay for basic food, clothing, and shelter
  • families living below/at poverty level

Word by Word Definitions

poverty play
  1. : the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions

  2. : renunciation as a member of a religious order of the right as an individual to own property

  3. : scarcity, dearth

level play
  1. : a device for establishing a horizontal line or plane by means of a bubble in a liquid that shows adjustment to the horizontal by movement to the center of a slightly bowed glass tube

  2. : a measurement of the difference of altitude of two points by means of a level

  3. : horizontal condition

  1. : to make (a line or surface) horizontal : make flat or level

  2. : to bring to a horizontal aiming position

  3. : aim, direct

  1. : having no part higher than another : conforming to the curvature of the liquid parts of the earth's surface

  2. : parallel with the plane of the horizon : horizontal

  3. : even or unvarying in height


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