简明英汉词典

meager
[5mi:^E(r)]
n.

美国传统词典[双解]

meager
mea.ger 也作 mea.gre
AHD:[m?“g…r]
D.J.[6mi8g*]
K.K.[6mig+]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.
不足的,缺乏的:在数量、程度或范围上缺乏的;不足的

(2)

Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble:
贫乏的:在丰富度、肥沃度或生命力上不足的;虚弱的:
the meager soil of an eroded plain.
被侵蚀的贫瘠平原

(3)

Having little flesh; lean.
肉少的;瘦的

语源

(1)

Middle English megre [thin]
中古英语 megre [细的,瘦的]

(2)

from Old French
源自 古法语

(3)

from Latin macer * see m3k-
源自 拉丁语 macer *参见 m3k-

继承用法

meagerly
adv.(副词)

meagerness
n.(名词)

参考词汇

(1)

meagersparesparseskimpyscantyscant

(2)

These adjectives mean lacking in quantity, fullness, or extent.
这些形容词都有在数量、程度、范围上缺乏和不足的意思。

(3)

Meager suggests leanness (
Meager 有细、瘦的含义(
a small, meager woman); in a less specific sense it implies an insufficiency of what is needed for completeness or richness:
一个瘦小的女人); 在略广的含义上,它指是的缺乏所需求的完整或丰富:
meager fare;
不足的费用;
meager resources.
匮乏的资源。
“The report that first reached us through the newspapers was meager and contradictory” (Thomas B. Aldrich).
“最初通过报纸传到我们这里的报道既不全面又互相矛盾”。 (托马斯B. 奥尔德里奇).

(4)

Spare implies bare sufficiency without excess:
Spare 隐含“勉强够,没有任何余地”的意思:
The library had a spare but efficient look about it.
这个图书馆给人一种简单,但却很有效的感觉。
The author's style is spare and elegant.
这个作者有一种不加渲染的优雅风格。

(5)

Sparse indicates a lack of density and a thin distribution of units:
Sparse 指缺乏密集度和不充足的分布:
a sparse hedge;
稀疏的树篱;
sparse hair;
稀疏的头发;
“a party which as yet was . . . an unorganized mob-thick in one place, sparse in another” (Walter Besant).
“一个迄今还是…时而乱哄哄地没有组织,时而稀稀落落的党派” (华特·贝赞特)。

(6)

Skimpy implies inadequacy, as in length or fullness, such as might result from frugality or stinginess:
Skimpy 指因为吝啬而造成的长度、数量的不足:
a skimpy dress;
不够长的裙子;
a skimpy allowance.
不够花的零用钱。
The skimpy rug barely covers the floor.
不够大的地毯勉强盖住了地板。

(7)

Scanty implies a lack of sufficiency, as in extent, quantity, or degree:
Scanty 指在范围、数量、程度上的不足:
His knowledge of mathematics is superficial and scanty.
他的数学知识浅显、贫乏。
The farmer's financial difficulties were caused by a scanty harvest.
这个农民的经济困难是因为收成不足造成的。

(8)

Scant applies to what is barely enough (
Scant 用于指勉强够(
gave us scant respect) or to what falls short of an expected or desired amount (
给我们刚刚足够的尊重), 或指未达到预期的数量(
The movers gave me a scant hour's notice of their arrival).
搬家的人只通知给我们短短的一小时,他们就来了)

现代英汉词典

meager
[5mi:^E(r)]
adj.

(1)

瘦的(人体部分)

(2)

贫乏的;不足的

英文相关词典

meager
lean    poor    scanty    skimpy    sparse    thin    ample    fat    plentiful    plump    rich    stout    

美国传统词典

meager
mea.ger also mea.gre
AHD:[m?“g…r]
D.J.[6mi8g*]
K.K.[6mig+]
adj.

(1)

Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.

(2)

Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble:
the meager soil of an eroded plain.

(3)

Having little flesh; lean.

语源

(1)

Middle English megre [thin]

(2)

from Old French

(3)

from Latin macer * see m3k-

继承用法

meagerly
adv.

meagerness
n.

参考词汇

(1)

meager, spare, sparse, skimpy, scanty, scant

(2)

These adjectives mean lacking in quantity, fullness, or extent.

(3)

Meager suggests leanness (
a small, meager woman); in a less specific sense it implies an insufficiency of what is needed for completeness or richness:
meager fare;
meager resources.
“The report that first reached us through the newspapers was meager and contradictory” (Thomas B. Aldrich).

(4)

Spare implies bare sufficiency without excess:
The library had a spare but efficient look about it.
The author's style is spare and elegant.

(5)

Sparse indicates a lack of density and a thin distribution of units:
a sparse hedge;
sparse hair;
“a party which as yet was . . . an unorganized mob-thick in one place, sparse in another” (Walter Besant).

(6)

Skimpy implies inadequacy, as in length or fullness, such as might result from frugality or stinginess:
a skimpy dress;
a skimpy allowance.
The skimpy rug barely covers the floor.

(7)

Scanty implies a lack of sufficiency, as in extent, quantity, or degree:
His knowledge of mathematics is superficial and scanty.
The farmer's financial difficulties were caused by a scanty harvest.

(8)

Scant applies to what is barely enough (
gave us scant respect) or to what falls short of an expected or desired amount (
The movers gave me a scant hour's notice of their arrival).

英汉地质大词典

meager
n.不足的,贫弱的,贫瘠的

英汉环境大词典

meager
n.不足的,贫弱的,贫瘠的

英汉化学大词典

meager
adj.不足的

英汉计算机大词典

meager
adj.不足的

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