HyperDic: charity

English > 5 senses of the word charity:
NOUNgroupcharitya foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
attributecharity, brotherly lovea kindly and lenient attitude toward people
actcharityan activity or gift that benefits the public at large
plantcharity, Jacob's ladder, Greek valerian, Polemonium caeruleum, Polemonium van-bruntiae, Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiaepinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
groupcharityan institution set up to provide help to the needy
charity > pronunciation
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English > charity: 5 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals).
Narrowerphilanthropic foundationA foundation that provides funds for science or art or education or religion or relief from disease etc.
private foundationA charity that does not receive a major part of its support from the public
public charityA charity that is deemed to receive the major part of its support from the public (rather than from a small group of individuals)
BroaderfoundationAn institution supported by an endowment
English > charity: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA kindly and lenient attitude toward people.
Synonymbrotherly love
BroaderbenevolenceAn inclination / inclination to do kind or charitable acts
theological virtue, supernatural virtueAccording to Christian ethics
Spanishamor fraternal, caridad, compasión, comprensión
Catalanamor fraternal, caritat, compassió, comprensió
English > charity: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn activity or gift that benefits the public at large.
NarrowerhandoutGiving money or food or clothing to a needy person
zakatThe fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship
Broadergiving, giftThe act of giving
Spanishcaridad
Catalancaritat
Adjectivescharitablerelating to or characterized by charity / charity
English > charity: 5 senses > noun 4, plant
Meaningpinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers.
SynonymsJacob's ladder, Greek valerian, Polemonium caeruleum, Polemonium van-bruntiae, Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae
BroaderpolemoniumAny plant of the genus Polemonium
English > charity: 5 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningAn institution set up to provide help to the needy.
Narrowercommunity chestA charity supported by individual subscriptions
soup kitchenA place where food is dispensed to the needy
Broaderinstitution, establishmentAn organization founded and united for a specific purpose
Spanishorganización benéfica

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