charity

  • 1 Charity — Char i*ty, n.; pl. {Charities}. [F. charit[ e] fr. L. caritas dearness, high regard, love, from carus dear, costly, loved; asin to Skr. kam to wish, love, cf. Ir. cara a friend, W. caru to love. Cf. {Caress}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Love; universal… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 charity — char‧i‧ty [ˈtʆærti] noun charities PLURALFORM 1. [countable] an organization that collects money to help people, for example those who are sick or poor, or to help certain types of activity such as artistic activity ; =NOT FOR PROFIT… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 charity — char·i·ty n pl ties: a gift for humanitarian, philanthropic, or other purposes beneficial to the public (as maintaining a public building); also: an institution (as a hospital or school) or organization founded by such a gift compare private… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 charity — 1 *mercy, clemency, grace, lenity Analogous words: love, affection, *attachment: benevolence, humaneness, altruism (see corresponding adjectives at CHARITABLE): benignity, benignancy, kindness, kindliness (see corresponding adjectives at KIND):… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Charity — Charity …

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  • 6 Charity — f English: from the vocabulary word, denoting originally the Christian s love for his fellow man (Latin caritās, from carus dear). In spite of St Paul s words ‘and now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is… …

    First names dictionary

  • 7 charity — (n.) mid 12c., benevolence for the poor, from O.Fr. charité (O.N.Fr. carité), from L. caritatem (nom. caritas) costliness, esteem, affection (in Vulgate often used as translation of Gk. agape love especially Christian love of fellow man perhaps… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 charity — ► NOUN (pl. charities) 1) an organization set up to help those in need. 2) the voluntary giving of money or other help to those in need. 3) help or money given in this way. 4) tolerance in judging others. ● charity begins at home Cf. ↑ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 charity — [n1] generosity, gift alms, alms giving, assistance, benefaction, beneficence, contribution, dole, donation, endowment, fund, gifting, hand*, hand out, helping hand*, largesse, oblation, offering, philanthropy, relief, write off; concepts 337,657 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Charity — [char′i tē] n. [see CHARITY] a feminine name …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 charity — /ˈtʃariti, ingl. ˈtʃærɪtɪ/ [vc. ingl., propr. «carità, beneficenza»] s. f. inv. 1. evento benefico 2. ente benefico, fondazione, onlus …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 12 charity — [char′i tē] n. pl. charities [ME & OFr charite < L caritas, costliness, esteem, affection (in Vulg., often used as transl. of LGr(Ec) agapē, AGAPE2) < carus, dear, valued < IE * karo < base * ka , to like, desire > WHORE] 1.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 CHARITY — The obligation to help the poor and the needy and to give them gifts is stated many times in the Bible and was considered by the rabbis of all ages to be one of the cardinal mitzvot of Judaism. In the Bible The Bible itself legislates several… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 14 Charity — Contents 1 Concepts and practices 2 Organizations 3 Places 4 …

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  • 15 charity — n. 1) to dispense, distribute, give charity to; to bestow charity on, upon 2) to accept charity 3) to ask for, beg for, plead for charity 4) an act of charity 5) charity for (charity for the needy) 6) (misc.) (proverb) charity begins at home * *… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 charity — charityless, adj. /char i tee/, n., pl. charities. 1. generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless: to devote one s life to charity. 2. something given to a person or persons in need; alms: She asked for work, not charity. 3. a …

    Universalium

  • 17 charity — [[t]tʃæ̱rɪti[/t]] ♦♦♦ charities 1) N COUNT: oft supp N A charity is an organization which raises money in order to help people who are ill, disabled, or very poor. The National Trust is a registered charity. ...an Aids charity. 2) N UNCOUNT If… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 charity */*/*/ — UK [ˈtʃærətɪ] / US [ˈtʃerətɪ] noun Word forms charity : singular charity plural charities 1) [countable] an organization to which you give money so that it can give money and help to people who are poor or ill, or who need advice and support The… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 charity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ international, local, national ▪ registered ▪ private ▪ AIDS, animal (esp. BrE) …

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  • 20 charity — char|i|ty W3S2 [ˈtʃærıti] n plural charities [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: charité, from Late Latin caritas Christian love , from Latin carus dear ] 1.) an organization that gives money, goods, or help to people who are poor, sick etc… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English