Definition of charity
- received charity from the neighbors
- raised funds for several charities
- too proud to accept charity
- The holidays are a time for charity and goodwill.
- The critic was liked for his charity and moderation.
The holidays are a time for charity and good will.
She refused to accept charity.
The dinner was held to raise funds for several charities.
She runs a local charity that gives books to children.
All the money will go to charity.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: the act of giving money, food, or other kinds of help to people who are poor, sick, etc.; also : something (such as money or food) that is given to people who are poor, sick, etc.
: an organization that helps people who are poor, sick, etc.
: the organizations that help people in need
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of very fine texture or delicate form
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