- 穷 [qióng]
- （贫穷） poor; poverty-stricken:
a poor mountain village; 穷山沟
pitifully poor; 穷得可怜
- （穷尽） limit; end:
endless; inexhaustible; 无穷无尽
at one's wits' end; 智穷- （姓氏） a surname:
Qiong Jian 穷坚
- （彻底） thoroughly:
make a thorough [exhaustive] inquiry; 穷究
have an exhaustive check-up 穷竭检查- （极端） extremely:
extremely extravagant and luxurious 穷奢极侈
He was too poor to buy a new coat.
He was too poor to buy an astronomical telescope.
His generosity to the poor is well known.
Although his grandfather was a nobleman, he was very poor.
They prepared rice, flour and sundry other items of food for the poor.
His benevolence made it possible for many poor children to attend college.
Lincoln is a conspicuous example of a poor boy who succeeded.