[mee-ger] /ˈmi gər/
deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate:
a meager salary; meager fare; a meager harvest.
having little flesh; lean; thin:
a body meager with hunger.
deficient in amount, quality, or extent
thin or emaciated
lacking in richness or strength
chiefly British English spelling of meager (q.v.); for spelling, see -re.
late 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), “lean, thin, emaciated” (of persons or animals), from Old French megre, maigre “thin” (12c.), from Latin macrum (nominative macer) “lean, thin” (source of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian magro), from PIE *makro- (see macro-). Of material things (land, food, etc.) from early 15c. Cognate Germanic words (Old Norse magr “thin,” Old High German magar, German mager, Middle Dutch magher, Dutch mager, Old English mæger) come directly from the PIE root via Proto-Germanic *magras and are not from Latin.
an hundred, a tower in Jersalem on the east wall (Neh. 3:1) in the time of Nehemiah.
[meel] /mil/ noun 1. the food served and eaten especially at one of the customary, regular occasions for taking food during the day, as breakfast, lunch, or supper. 2. one of these regular occasions or times for eating food. [meel] /mil/ noun 1. a coarse, unsifted powder ground from the edible seeds of any grain: […]
[mee-lee] /ˈmi li/ noun, South African. 1. Sometimes, mealies. corn; maize. 2. an ear of corn. /ˈmiːlɪ/ noun 1. (South African) an ear of maize See also mealies
noun, Chiefly South African. 1. . noun 1. (South African) finely ground maize