from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An edible fish, Argyrosomus regius.
- adj. Having little flesh; lean; thin.
- adj. Deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large European sciænoid fish (Sciæna umbra or Sciæna aquila), having white bloodless flesh. It is valued as a food fish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deficient in amount or quality or extent
These descriptions shew that the wealth and fertility of the country were praised before its beauty, and that this was only referred to in short, meagre phrases, which tell less about it than any raptures without special knowledge.
As the time was Lent, we had fare that they called meagre: fish from the Vienne water, below the town, and eggs cooked in divers fashions, all to the point of excellence, for the wine and fare of Chinon are famous in
The percentage of blacks in top management positions increased by a "meagre" 9.5 percent between 2000 and 2006.
The state's "meagre" salary offer provided for a raise of R100
The NUM, which is demanding a 25 per cent increase, described the offer as "meagre".
It described industry retrenchment packages as "meagre" and urged that mines be compelled to establish special funds for retrenched workers.
Lt-Gen Johan le Roux were "meagre," the CP said in a statement in Pretoria on Monday.
Nairobi were stranded when without warning, the pilots stopped work, demanding an increase in what they termed "meagre" monthly salaries and allowances.
Adding to the uncertainty, key Crucell shareholder Van Herk, which holds a 10.02 percent stake, has called the offer price "meagre" and has not said whether it will tender its shares.
Mr Jeyaretnam said the Government support, in terms of Medisave top-ups, was "meagre" compared to how other advanced countries provide for the less well-off.