Definitions of charity

  1. a kindly and lenient attitude toward people Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an institution set up to provide help to the needy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Love; universal benevolence; good will. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines men to put the best construction on the words and actions of others. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Eleemosynary appointments [grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The disposition to think well of others; alms; universal love and good will; an institution for the poor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. In New Test., universal love: the disposition to think favorably of others, and do them good: almsgiving. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Kind feeling; almsgiving; liberality. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Benevolence; Christian love; leniency; readiness to forgive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A disposition to think well and kindly of others, and to do them good; an act prompted by this disposition; liberality to the poor, or aims-giving; alms; liberality in judging of men and their actions; a charitable institution. Charity school, a school supported by voluntary contributions for educating poor children. Sisters of charity, an order of nuns who devote themselves to the poor and the sick. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Kindness; love; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think well of others, and do them good; liberality to the poor; candour; an institution for the poor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for charity

  1. What charity is necessary to carry it on! – A Lecture on Physical Development, and its Relations to Mental and Spiritual Development, delivered before the American Institute of Instruction, at their Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting, in Norwich, Conn., August 20, 1858 by S.R. Calthrop
  2. They give a great deal in charity and good works of all kinds. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington