a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
charity, brotherly love(noun)
a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
Jacob's ladder, Greek valerian, charity, Polemonium caeruleum, Polemonium van-bruntiae, Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae(noun)
pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
an institution set up to provide help to the needy
In general, an attitude of kindness and understanding towards others, now especially suggesting generosity.
Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity. \uE000163396 John Mitchell Mason
Benevolence to others less fortunate than ourselves; the providing of goods or money to those in need.
The goods or money given to those in need.
An organization, the objective of which is to carry out a charitable purpose.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.
almsgiving, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, bounty, generosity, good-will, humanity, kind-heartedness, kindliness, kindness, liberality, munificence, philanthropy, sympathy, unselfishness
Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.
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How to use charity in a sentence?
It can be like getting a two-for-one deal on a terrible car, the matching offer isn't really what donors should be paying attention to. They should be paying attention to whether the charity is doing effective work, and getting evidence of their impact.
U.S. foreign assistance is not charity; it advances our strategic interests and funds initiatives that protect American citizens.
The charity is done only in the condition of anonymity, but if being done in public or media glare then someone is seeking, directly or indirectly, publicity.
I don't have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim checks on society. It's like I have these little pieces of paper that I can turn into consumption. If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don't do that though. I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die.
I don’t know any charity that would adopt this, but those who do will certainly be scaring their donors.
Translations for charity
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- إحسان, صدقةArabic
- благотворителна организация, милосърдие, благотворителностBulgarian
- charita, dobročinnostCzech
- Wohltätigkeitsorganisation, Nächstenliebe, WohltätigkeitGerman
- καλοσύνη, αγαθοεργία, φιλανθρωπίαGreek
- entidad benéfica, amor al prójimo, caridadSpanish
- صدقه, خیراتPersian
- hyväntekeväisyys, armeliaisuus, hyväntekeväisyysjärjestöFinnish
- góðgerðarstofnun, góðgerðarstarfsemiIcelandic
- carità, ente di beneficenza, organizzazione beneficaItalian
- 慈善, 자선Korean
- добротворност, добротворен прилог, добротворна организација, милосрдиеMacedonian
- naastenliefde, liefdadigheid, liefdadigheidsinstellingDutch
- caridade, doação, [[instituição]] [[de]] [[caridade]]Portuguese
- богадельня, милостыня, благотворительность, милосердие, благотворительное обществоRussian
- dobrodavanje, dobrodavstvo, dobrodavatiSerbo-Croatian
- välgörenhet, välgörenhetsorganisation, välgSwedish
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