meager (comparative meagerer, superlative meagerest) (American spelling)
- Having little flesh; lean; thin.
- Poor, deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent
- Synonyms: paltry, scanty, inadequate, measly
- A meager piece of cake in one bite.
- (set theory) Of a set: such that, considered as a subset of a (usually larger) topological space, it is in a precise sense small or negligible.
- (mineralogy) Dry and harsh to the touch (e.g., as chalk).
- See also Thesaurus:impoverished
- French: maigre, pauvre
- German: mager
- Portuguese: pobre
- Russian: ску́дный
- Spanish: pobre, escaso, escasa, deficiente
meager (meagers, present participle meagering; past and past participle meagered)
- (American spelling, transitive) To make lean.