Poor is an adjective related to a state of poverty
Poverty is the lack of a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter. About 1.7 billion people are estimated to live...

, low quality or pity
Pity originally means feeling for others, particularly feelings of sadness or sorrow, and was once used in a comparable sense to the more modern words "sympathy" and "empathy"...


People with the surname Poor:
  • Charles Henry Poor
    Charles Henry Poor
    Rear Admiral Charles Henry Poor was a U.S. Navy officer of the mid-19th century.Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1808, Poor entered the Navy in 1825 and served nearly 30 years at sea. During the Civil War, he commanded the , , , and . He was promoted to rear admiral in 1868 and commanded the...

    , a US Navy officer
  • Charles Lane Poor
    Charles Lane Poor
    Charles Lane Poor was an opponent of Einstein's theory of relativity.-Biography:He was born on January 18, 1866 in Hackensack, New Jersey to Edward Erie Poor. He graduated from the City College of New York and received a Ph.D. in 1892 from Johns Hopkins University...

    , an astronomer
  • Edward Erie Poor
    Edward Erie Poor
    Edward Erie Poor was an American banker. He served as Vice-President and then President of the National Park Bank from 1895-1900, succeeding Ebenezer K. Wright and followed by Richard Delafield. Born in Boston, Poor was an advocate of the gold standard....

    , a vice president of the National Park Bank
  • Enoch Poor
    Enoch Poor
    Enoch Poor was a brigadier general in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. He was a ship builder and merchant from Exeter, New Hampshire.-Biography:...

    , a brigadier-general in the American Revolutionary War
  • Any of several people named Henry Poor (disambiguation)
  • Janet Meakin Poor
    Janet Meakin Poor
    Janet Meakin Poor is a landscape design specialist based out of Winnetka, Illinois. She is the great great niece of the famous American impressionist painter Lewis Henry Meakin.-Career:...

    , a landscape design specialist from Winnetka, Illinois
  • John A. Poor
    John A. Poor
    John Alfred Poor was an American lawyer, editor, and entrepreneur best remembered for his association with the Grand Trunk Railway and his role in developing the railroad system in Maine. He was the older brother of Henry Varnum Poor of Standard & Poor's, who was his partner in some business...

    , a 19th-century American railroad entrepreneur, see European and North American Railway
    European and North American Railway
    The European and North American Railway is the name for three historic Canadian and American railways which were built in New Brunswick and Maine....

  • Salem Poor
    Salem Poor
    Born into slavery in Andover, Massachusetts, Salem Poor managed to buy his freedom in 1769 for £27. Poor soon married a free African American woman named Nancy. In 1775, he enlisted in the militia, serving under Captain Benjamin Ames in Colonel James Fryes' regiment, opposing the British troops...

    , an African-American soldier in the American Revolution
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