Associations to the word «Charity»

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CHARITY, noun. (archaic)   Christian love; representing God's love of man, man's love of God, or man's love of his fellow-men.
CHARITY, noun. In general, an attitude of kindness and understanding towards others, now especially suggesting generosity.
CHARITY, noun. (uncountable)   Benevolence to others less fortunate than ourselves; the providing of goods or money to those in need.
CHARITY, noun. (countable)   The goods or money given to those in need.
CHARITY, noun. (countable)   An organization, the objective of which is to carry out a charitable purpose.
CHARITY, proper noun. A female given name.
CHARITY BOX, noun. A container into which people can put money to be collected by a charitable organization.
CHARITY BOXES, noun. Plural of charity box
CHARITY LABEL, noun. A label sold by charities in form of a cinderella stamp to raise funds.
CHARITY MUGGER, noun. (idiomatic) (derogatory) A person employed by a charity, or by an intermediary fundraising agency employed by the charity, who stands in the street and invites passersby to set up standing orders or direct debits to make regular donations to the charity.
CHARITY SHOP, noun. A shop to where goods are donated, and sold on at cheap prices, with all the profits going to charity
CHARITY SHOPS, noun. Plural of charity shop
CHARITY STAMP, noun. A postage stamp which includes a premium for charitable causes in addition to the charge for postal service.
CHARITY STRIPE, noun. (US) (basketball) (informal) The free-throw line.

Dictionary definition

CHARITY, noun. A foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals).
CHARITY, noun. A kindly and lenient attitude toward people.
CHARITY, noun. An activity or gift that benefits the public at large.
CHARITY, noun. Pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers.
CHARITY, noun. An institution set up to provide help to the needy.

Wise words

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