(noun, verb, abbreviation)


1. (knitting) beginning


1. a provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire, a bey


1. call upon in supplication; entreat

- I beg you to stop!

Similar word(s): implore, pray

Definition categories: communication, plead

2. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

Similar word(s): solicit, tap

Definition categories: communication, bespeak, quest, request

3. ask to obtain free

- beg money and food

Definition categories: possession, bespeak, quest, request

4. dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

- beg the question

- beg the point in the discussion

Definition categories: communication, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt

Sentences with beg as a verb:

- He begged on the street corner from passers-by.

- I beg your pardon. I didn't mean to cause offence.

- He begged her to go to the prom with him.