English definition of “poor”
NO MONEY › having very little money or few possessions: Most of these people are desperately poor. Modern fertilizers are too expensive for poorer countries to afford. housing for the poor
BAD › of very low quality: poor health Last year's exam results were poor. a poor harvest The meeting went smoothly but attendance was poor (= not many people came).
NO SKILL › not having much skill at a particular activity: She's always been poor at spelling. Sam's a poor swimmer.
SYMPATHY [always before noun] › used to show sympathy for someone: That cold sounds terrible, you poor thing.
be poor in sth › If something is poor in a particular substance, it has very little of the substance: Avoid foods which are high in calories but poor in nutrients.