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/ˈpävərtē/,
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The state of being extremely poor,
  1. The state of being extremely poor
    • - thousands of families are living in abject poverty
  2. The state of being inferior in quality or insufficient in amount
    • - the poverty of her imagination
  3. The renunciation of the right to individual ownership of property as part of a religious vow


  1. the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
  2. Poverty is the lack of basic human needs, such as clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter, because of the inability to afford them. This is also referred to as absolute poverty or destitution. ...
  3. Thomas Joseph Abate III (born August 20, 1978, in Lawrence, Massachusetts), also known as Poverty, is a hip-hop artist and actor from the New England area.
  4. The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need; 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
  5. Low-income classifications to which certain households are assigned based on the household's annual income reported in the 1993 RECS. "Below 100 percent of poverty" encompasses a group of households with incomes below the poverty level as defined by the Bureau of the Census. ...
  6. People are said to be living in poverty if their income and resources are so inadequate as to preclude them from having a standard of living considered acceptable in Irish society. ...
  7. A certain level of material deprivation below which an individual suffers physically, emotionally and socially. There are a number of methods of determining this level of deprivation.
  8. "To be impoverished is to lack or be denied adequate resources to participate meaningfully in society" (from Krieger N. A Glossary for Social Epidemiology, J Epidemiol Community Health 2001; 55:693-700.)
  9. the state of one with insufficient resources.--Anitha R 22:06, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
  10. A family is “in poverty” when its total income is below the poverty threshold for the family’s specific size and composition (number of adults and children). ...
  11. n.  Having too much month left at the end of the money.
  12. Absolute poverty (defined as a person living on $1 or less per day) affects 1.3 billion people (one fifth of the world’s population) and the pressure of poverty is probably the major cause of environmental degradation and pollution on earth. ...
  13. All baptised persons are called to a reverent appreciation of the resources available to them. Women and men who vow poverty commit themselves to living simply, to sharing all things in common and not exercising ownership over things, for the good of their religious community and its mission in ...
  14. One of the three evangelical counsels* or vows.* The vow of poverty requires that a person give us the use (simple vows*) and ultimately the right of ownership (solemn vows*) of all he possesses. In the Augustinian tradition all things are held in common. ...
  15. An income level defined by the Census Bureau that determines a family’s poverty status. This level is adjusted yearly as changes occur in the national economy’s Consumer Price Index and costs of living.
  16. The state of living on less than $2 a day, according to the World Bank. Poverty can also represent a lack of opportunity and empowerment, and bad quality of life in general. See What is Poverty? for more information.
  17. Poverty is a condition in which people cannot provide themselves with basic needs for survival, such as clean water, food, and shelter. ...
  18. the condition of being poor. People can be reduced to poverty if their way of life is threatened, or if they do not have enough land, money or other resources to enjoy a reasonable standard of life. Poverty differs from one country to another. ...
  19. Poverty means having less than a defined minimum income, e.g. a dollar or two dollars a day (half the world — 3 billion people — live on less than US$2 a day). ...
  20. a hand to mouth existence with no opportunity for planning a way out of it
  21. The condition of being without adequate food and money and is officially considered to be very poor and in need of help.
  22. economic condition in which people lack sufficient income to obtain certain minimal levels of food, housing, clothing, health services, and education generally recognized as necessary to ensure an adequate standard of living. ...
  23. A term that characterizes the lowest socioeconomic stratum within a society. The official definition of poverty income levels is revised annually in the U.S. based on changes in the cost of living, as reflected in the Consumer Price Index.
  24. a great wealth, provided one is also short of a wife and family. /
  25. The Republican engineered failure of Liberalism to sufficiently redistribute the Wealth of the nation so every job, no matter how simple, pays an upper middle-class wage.  C