alms

  • 1 Alms — or almsgiving exists in a number of religions. In general, it involves giving materially to another as an act of religious virtue. In Abrahamic religions, alms are given as charity to benefit the poor. In Buddhism, alms are given by lay people to …

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  • 2 Alms — ([add]mz), n. sing. & pl. [OE. almes, almesse, AS. [ae]lmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. elehmosy nh mercy, charity, alms, fr. eleei^n to pity. Cf. {Almonry}, {Eleemosynary}.] Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Alms — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Barbara Alms (* 1945), deutsche Kunsthistorikerin Eckardt Alms (* 1954), deutscher Fußballspieler Gernot Alms (* 1962), deutscher Fußballspieler ALMS steht für American Le Mans Series, eine… …

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  • 4 alms — (n.) O.E. ælmesse alms, almsgiving, from P.Gmc. *alemosna (Cf. O.S. alamosna, O.H.G. alamuosan, O.N. ölmusa), an early borrowing of V.L. *alemosyna (Cf. O.Sp. almosna, O.Fr. almosne, It. limosina), from Church L. eleemosyna (Tertullian, 3c.),… …

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  • 5 alms — alms; alms·deed; alms·man; …

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  • 6 alms — [ämz] n. pl. alms [ME almesse < OE ælmesse < LL(Ec) eleemosyna < Gr eleēmosynē, pity, mercy (in LXX & N.T., charity, alms) < eleēmōn, merciful < eleos, mercy, orig., woe, prob. < IE echoic base * el > Norw dial. jalm, noise]… …

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  • 7 alms — [a:mz US a:mz, a:lmz] n [plural] literary [: Old English; Origin: Almesse, Alms, from Late Latin eleemosyna, from Greek, from eleos pity ] money, food etc given to poor people in the past …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 alms — index contribution (donation), donation, largess (gift) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 alms — [ amz ] noun plural OLD FASHIONED money, food, or clothes given to poor people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 alms — benefaction, contribution, *donation Analogous words: *charity, philanthropy: dole, pittance, allowance, *ration …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 alms — [n] handout aid, assistance, benefaction, charity, contribution, dole, donation, offering; concepts 337,657 …

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  • 12 alms — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ (in historical contexts) charitable donations of money or food to the poor. ORIGIN from Greek ele mosun compassion …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 ALMS — American Le Mans Series American Le Mans Series (ALMS) ist eine in Nordamerika ausgetragene Rennserie für Sportwagen und wird organisiert von der IMSA, mit Anlehnung an die klassischen Le Mans Rennen des Automobile Club de l’Ouest, mit dem auch… …

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  • 14 alms — [OE] The word alms has become much reduced in its passage through time from its ultimate Greek source, eleēmosúnē ‘pity, alms’. This was borrowed into post classical (Christian) Latin as eleēmosyna, which subsequently became simplified in Vulgar… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 alms — [OE] The word alms has become much reduced in its passage through time from its ultimate Greek source, eleēmosúnē ‘pity, alms’. This was borrowed into post classical (Christian) Latin as eleēmosyna, which subsequently became simplified in Vulgar… …

    Word origins

  • 16 alms — n. (formal) 1) to dispense, give alms 2) alms for (alms for the needy) * * * [ɑːmz] givealms (formal) to dispense alms for (alms for the needy) …

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  • 17 ALMS — American Le Mans Series L Audi de l équipage Herbert Kaffer, 2e en LMP1 en 2004 …

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  • 18 alms — noun (plural alms) Etymology: Middle English almesse, almes, from Old English ælmesse, ælmes, from Late Latin eleemosyna alms, from Greek eleēmosynē pity, alms, from eleēmōn merciful, from eleos pity Date: before 12th century 1. archaic …

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  • 19 Alms — Charity for the destitute and poor. Such giving was deemed one of the duties of a monastery and the wealthy. Alms were doled out on a monastery s patron saint s day, for example, or on the anniversary of its founder s death, and on Good Friday;… …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 20 alms — /ahmz/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity: The hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms. [bef. 1000; ME almes, almesse, OE aelmesse (cf. OS alamosna, OHG… …

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