from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking funds, resources, or prospects.
  • adjective Incapacitated; prostrate.
  • noun One who is down-and-out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective impoverished; -- usually implying a state of dejection as well.
  • adjective physically weak.
  • noun a person who is destitute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of down and out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking resources (or any prospect of resources)
  • noun a person who is destitute


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