HyperDic: philanthropist

English > 1 sense of the word philanthropist:
NOUNperson philanthropist, altruistsomeone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
philanthropist > pronunciation
Soundsfahlae'nthrahpahst; fihlae'nthrahpihst
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
abortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > philanthropist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being.
InstancesCarnegie, Andrew CarnegieUnited States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
Cooper, Peter CooperUnited States industrialist who built the first American locomotive
Cornell, Ezra CornellUnited States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)
Guggenheim, Solomon GuggenheimUnited States philanthropist
Harvard, John HarvardAmerican philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)
Hershey, Milton Snavely HersheyUnited States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania
Hopkins, Johns HopkinsUnited States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
Mellon, Andrew Mellon, Andrew W. Mellon, Andrew William MellonUnited States financier and philanthropist (1855-1937)
Nobel, Alfred Nobel, Alfred Bernhard NobelSwedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
Nuffield, William Richard Morris, First Viscount NuffieldBritish industrialist who manufactured automobiles and created a philanthropic foundation (1877-1963)
Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, John Davison RockefellerUnited States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Commodore VanderbiltUnited States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
Yale, Elihu YaleEnglish philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)
Broaderdonor, giver, presenter, bestower, conferrerperson who makes a gift of property
Spanishaltruista, altruísta, filántropo
Catalanaltruista, filantrop
Nounsphilanthropyvoluntary promotion of human welfare

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