poverty level

Definition of poverty level

  1. :  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

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

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

    :  scarcity, dearth

  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

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

    :  horizontal condition

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

    :  to bring to a horizontal aiming position

    :  aim, direct

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

    :  parallel with the plane of the horizon :  horizontal

    :  even or unvarying in height

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