Associations to the word «Poor»


POOR, adjective. With little or no possessions or money.
POOR, adjective. Of low quality.
POOR, adjective. Used to express pity.
POOR, adjective. Deficient in a specified way.
POOR, adjective. Inadequate, insufficient.
POOR, adjective. Free from self-assertion; not proud or arrogant; meek.
POOR, noun. (with "the") Those who have little or no possessions or money, taken as a group.
POOR AS A CHURCH MOUSE, adjective. (simile) Very poor to a point of starving or begging. Expression based the earlier phrase, "hungry as a church mouse", derived from the fact that European church buildings in the 17th century and earlier did not store or provide food, and so a mouse in one was therefore utterly destitute.
POOR BOX, noun. A locked box with a slot for depositing coins into, usually placed in churches to accept donations for the needy.
POOR BOXES, noun. Plural of poor box
POOR BOY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see poor,‎ boy.
POOR BOY, noun. (US) A submarine sandwich: a po' boy.
POOR BOYS, noun. Plural of poor boy
POOR COD, noun. Trisopterus minutus, a temperate marine fish of the cod family (Gadidae).
POOR DIDDUMS, interjection. Alternative form of diddums
POOR HOUSE, noun. Alternative form of poorhouse
POOR JOHN, noun. Poor-john
POOR KNIGHTS OF WINDSOR, noun. (UK) French toast
POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL, noun. (idiomatic) An unhappy young woman from a wealthy background.
POOR LITTLE RICH GIRLS, noun. Plural of poor little rich girl
POOR MAN'S, adjective. Cheaper than, simpler than, or inferior to.
POOR MAN'S COPYRIGHT, noun. (informal) The practice of mailing a sealed, dated copy of one's work to oneself as a proof of copyright ownership, rather than registering with a copyright office.
POOR MAN'S GOOSE, noun. Any of various traditional dishes of baked meat and vegetables, cheaper than genuine goose.
POOR MAN'S LATTE, noun. An americano to which the purchaser adds a large amount of cream to simulate a latte to save money.
POOR MAN'S LATTES, noun. Plural of poor man's latte
POOR MAN'S PIZZA, noun. (informal) A snack resembling pizza but made with cheaper or simpler ingredients, such as bread instead of dough and tomato soup instead of pizza sauce.
POOR MAN'S STEAK, noun. Fried meatloaf.
POOR MAN'S STEAK, noun. (colloquial) bread dipped in gravy.
POOR MAN'S TIFFANY, noun. Alternative term for carnival glass
POOR METAL, noun. Any of various metallic elements in the p-block of the periodic table, generally with higher electronegativity, lower melting and boiling points and greater softness than the the transition metals.
POOR METALS, noun. Plural of poor metal
POOR POWER, noun. (idiomatic) Limited ability.
POOR RELATION, noun. Something seen as inferior.
POOR SHOW, interjection. (informal) (dated) (British) Used to express disapproval or dissatisfaction
POOR SPORT, noun. Someone who exhibits improper behaviour during a game, whether winning or losing
POOR SPORT, noun. Someone who cannot take a joke
POOR THING, noun. Someone or something to be pitied
POOR THINGS, noun. Plural of poor thing
POOR WHITE TRASH, noun. (US) (obsolete) (ethnic slur) (used by black slaves) White person or people who worked in (a) servile position(s), for example, as (a) butler(s).
POOR WHITE TRASH, noun. (US) (modern) (pejorative) (ethnic slur) White trash; poor, uneducated white person or people of low social status.

Dictionary definition

POOR, noun. People without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); "the urban poor need assistance".
POOR, adjective. Deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life".
POOR, adjective. Having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret".
POOR, adjective. Characterized by or indicating poverty; "the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town".
POOR, adjective. Lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances; "a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value".
POOR, adjective. Not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience".
POOR, adjective. Unsatisfactory; "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale"; "expectations were poor".

Wise words

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.