Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

philanthropic

play
adjective phil·an·throp·ic \ˌfi-lən-ˈthrä-pik\

Definition of philanthropic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characterized by philanthropy :  humanitarian

  2. 2 :  dispensing or receiving aid from funds set aside for humanitarian purposes

philanthropically play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of philanthropic in a sentence

  1. <a philanthropic society that has been doing good for over a century>



1789

First Known Use of philanthropic

1789

Variants of philanthropic

also philanthropical play \-pi-kəl\

PHILANTHROPIC Defined for Kids

philanthropic

play
adjective phil·an·throp·ic \ˌfi-lən-ˈthrä-pik\

Definition of philanthropic for Students

  1. :  for or relating to the act of giving money and time to help needy people :  charitable <I do philanthropic work.>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up philanthropic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry prompt oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ