Definition for MI'SER

MI'SER, n. [s as z; L. miser, miserable.]

  1. A miserable person; one wretched or afflicted. [Obs.] Spenser.
  2. A wretch; a mean fellow. [Obs.] Shak.
  3. An extremely covetous person; a sordid wretch; a niggard; one who in wealth makes himself miserable by the fear of poverty. [This is the only sense in which it is now used.] No silver saints by dying misers given. Pope.

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