Definition of Begging

1. Noun. A solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person).

Exact synonyms: Beggary, Mendicancy
Generic synonyms: Solicitation
Derivative terms: Beg, Beg, Beg, Mendicant



Definition of Begging

1. Verb. (present participle of beg) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Begging

1. beg [v] - See also: beg

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Begging

beggarticks
beggarware
beggarweed
beggarweeds
beggarwise
beggarwoman
beggarwomen
beggary
begge
begged
begged off
beggestere
beggesteres
beggiatoaceae
beggiatoales
begging (current term)
begging off
begging the question
beggingly
beggingness
beggings
beghard
beghards
beghast
beghost
begift
begifted
begifting
begifts
begild

Literary usage of Begging

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1830)
"What w, and what is not begging the question; and how Mr. W. charges me, from time to time, with begging the question, without cause. ..."

2. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1830)
"What is, and what is not begging the question ; and how Mr. W. charges me, from time to time, with begging the question, without cause. ..."

3. Sketches in London by James Grant (1838)
"CHAPTER I. begging IMPOSTORS. begging-letter Impostors—Their supposed number—Probable amount of the money they receive—Probable number of letters they send, ..."

4. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1877)
"Matthews, Henry, for Robbery, 1 j II e ——^ John: for begging, 12 j 11 a — M-Quire, ... 12 m 9 с Neale, Eliza, for begging, SU m 10 e Ellen, for begging, ..."

5. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1839)
"Petitio principii, or begging the question, is a fallacy very well known even to ... begging the question is one of the fallacies enumerated by Aristotle ..."

6. Argumentation and Debating by William Trufant Foster (1908)
"FALLACIES OF begging THE QUESTION The Fallacy of begging the Question1 ... (5) To employ "question-begging" words. (6) To assume a point at issue in ..."

7. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1894)
"begging LETTERS AND THEIR WRITERS. WE have often been asked in the course of our professional work to define a begging Letter Writer in precise terms. ..."

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