Associations to the word «Poverty»


POVERTY, noun. The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.
POVERTY, noun. Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.
POVERTY GRASS, noun. Any of several grasses that grow in poor or sandy soil.
POVERTY LINE, noun. The threshold of poverty, below which one's income does not cover necessities.
POVERTY LINES, noun. Plural of poverty line
POVERTY OF THE STIMULUS, noun. (linguistics) The idea that human language cannot be learned by young children with what information they are given, unless they already have an innate knowledge of language or universal grammar.
POVERTY TRAP, noun. A self-reinforcing cycle which allows poverty to persist.
POVERTY TRAPS, noun. Plural of poverty trap

Dictionary definition

POVERTY, noun. The state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions.

Wise words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb