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NIGGARDY, n. Niggardliness. [Not used.]

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NIGGARDY, n. Niggardliness. [Not used.]


Niggardliness. [Not used.]

  1. Niggardliness.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
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NIGGARDY, noun Niggardliness. [Not used.]

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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OTH'ER, a. [Heb.]

1. Not the same; different; not this or these.

Then the other company which is left shall escape. Gen. 32.

Behold, it was turned again as his other flesh. Ex. 4.

Other lords besides thee have had dominion over us. Is. 26.

There is one God, and there is none other but he. Mark 12.

2. Not this, but the contrary; as, on this side of the river stands Troy, on the other side stands Albany.

Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matt. 5.

3. Noting something besides. To the knowledge of the Latin and Greek, join as much other learning as you can.

4. Correlative to each, and applicable to any number of individuals.

They asked each other of their welfare. Ex. 18.

5. Opposed to some; as,"some fell among thorns - but other fell into good ground." Matt. 13.

6. The next.

7. The third part.

Other is used as a substitute for a noun, and in this use has the plural number, and the sign of the possessive case.

- The fool and the brutish person die, and leave their wealth to others. Ps. 49.

What do ye more than others? Matt. 5.

We were children of wrath even as others. Eph. 2.

The confusion arises, when the one will put their sickle into the other's harvest.

With the sign of the possessive, other is preceded by the, as in the last example.

Other is sometimes put elliptically for other thing. From such a man, we can expect no other.

The other day, at a certain time past, not distant but indefinite; not long ago.

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