the poverty line

Definition of the poverty line

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

Word by Word Definitions

povertyplay
  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

lineplay
  1. :  a length of cord or cord-like material: such as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of


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