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Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before.
Eli Broad

Meaning of "charity" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHARITY

From Old French charite, from Latin cāritās affection, love, from cārus dear.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHARITY

charity  [ˈtʃærɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHARITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Charity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHARITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of charity in the English dictionary

The first definition of charity in the dictionary is the giving of help, money, food, etc, to those in need. Other definition of charity is an institution or organization set up to provide help, money, etc, to those in need. Charity is also the help, money, etc, given to the needy; alms.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHARITY


circularity
ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
clarity
ˈklærɪtɪ
disparity
dɪˈspærɪtɪ
familiarity
fəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ
granularity
ˌɡrænjʊˈlærɪtɪ
hilarity
hɪˈlærɪtɪ
irregularity
ɪˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
linearity
ˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
modularity
ˌmɒdjʊˈlærɪtɪ
molarity
mɒˈlærɪtɪ
nonlinearity
ˌnɒnˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
parity
ˈpærɪtɪ
polarity
pəʊˈlærɪtɪ
popularity
ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ
regularity
ˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
singularity
ˌsɪŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
solidarity
ˌsɒlɪˈdærɪtɪ
uncharity
ʌnˈtʃærɪtɪ
unfamiliarity
ˌʌnfəmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ
vulgarity
vʌlˈɡærɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHARITY

chariness
Charing Cross
chariot
charioteer
charism
charisma
charismatic
charismatic church
charismatic movement
charitable
charitable trust
charitableness
charitably
charities
Charity Commissioners
charity sale
charity shop
charity toss
charity work
charivari

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHARITY

angularity
authority
bipolarity
capillarity
cellularity
collinearity
complementarity
dissimilarity
insularity
interdisciplinarity
multicollinearity
muscularity
negative polarity
osmolarity
particularity
peculiarity
rarity
registered charity
similarity
subsidiarity
vascularity

Synonyms and antonyms of charity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHARITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «charity» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of charity

Translation of «charity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHARITY

Find out the translation of charity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of charity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «charity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

慈善机构
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

institución benéfica
570 millions of speakers

English

charity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُؤَسَّسَةٌ خَيْرِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

благотворительное общество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দানশীলতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

charité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wohltätigkeitsorganisation
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

慈善団体
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tổ chức từ thiện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sadaka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

beneficenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

instytucja dobroczynna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

благодійна організація
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

organizație caritabilă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φιλανθρωπία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

liefdadigheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

välgörenhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

veldedighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of charity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHARITY»

The term «charity» is very widely used and occupies the 5.754 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHARITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «charity» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «charity» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about charity

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHARITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word charity.
1
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
Being innovative in your philanthropy allows you to stride forward in your giving journey; you can marry your mind and heart to turn charity into lasting impact; and you can become more ambitious in your giving.
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Paul Bloom
We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.
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David Boreanaz
Growing up, I saw my dad do charity work for children with health issues. That had a profound effect on me.
4
Julie Bowen
I met Clinton at a benefit for teachers, which was a very good charity, but I met him for about 90 seconds, and I thought it was important to meet the leader of the free world. So I stood next to him for a photograph, and then apparently that's all it takes.
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Eli Broad
Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before.
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Michael Buble
I think the legacy we leave is our family. I don't think it's money. I don't think it's - I'm not saying that charity isn't a great thing. I just think that it's my family. Even now I look and I think, God, I'm lucky if I lost it all.
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Nadia Comaneci
We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests.
8
Christian Cooke
My girlfriend's dad runs the Prostate Centre on Wimpole St. in London, and he's chairman of Prostate U.K., which I think is the second-largest prostate cancer charity in Britain.
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Jim DeMint
Well, one of the most important things for Americans to be reminded of is that a lot of the exceptional nature of our country is founded in Judeo-Christian values that promotes individualism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to family, charity.
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Lee DeWyze
Doing charity work is always cool. It's always a good thing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHARITY»

Discover the use of charity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to charity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Charity
Praise for Lesley Pearse 'A riveting tale ... a sensitive novel which captures feelings beautifully' Hello! 'This is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail
Lesley Pearse, 2011
2
Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
In Sweet Charity?, Poppendieck travels the country to work in soup kitchens and "gleaning" centers, reporting from the frontlines of America's hunger relief programs to assess the effectiveness of these homegrown efforts.
Janet Poppendieck, 1999
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Prolegomena to Charity
In seven essays that draw from metaphysics, phenomenology, literature, Christological theology, and Biblical exegesis, Marion sketches several prolegomena to a future fuller thinking and saying of love's paradoxical reasons, exploring evil, ...
Jean-Luc Marion, 2002
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Beyond Charity: International Cooperation and the Global ...
The book also details the ways governmental structures and international organizations could be strengthened to assume more effective assistance, protection, and political mediation functions.
Gil Loescher, 1993
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Charity: stories
Compared by reviewers to William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor, the winner of a PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for The Ice at the Bottom of the World, presents ten humorous, compassionate tales of the poor and broken-hearted.
Mark Richard, 1998
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Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For ...
In Charity Case, Pallotta proposes a visionary solution: a Charity Defense Council to re-educate the public and give charities the freedom they need to solve our most pressing social issues.
Dan Pallotta, 2012
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Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad
This book provides a complete and fully documented assessment of Hamas.
Matthew Levitt, 2007
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A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials
Susanna English desperately wants to join the circle of girls who meet every week at the parsonage, but she doesn’t realize the leader of the group, the malicious Ann Putnam, is about to set off a torrent of false accusations that will ...
Ann Rinaldi, 1994
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From Charity to Social Work: Mary E. Richmond and the ...
In this biography - the first in-depth study of Richmond's life and work - Elizabeth N. Agnew examines the contributions of this important, if hitherto under-valued, woman to the field of charity and to its development into professional ...
Elizabeth N. Agnew, 2004
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Beyond Charity: Reformation Initiatives for the Poor
In the first half, this book sets forth the medieval context, details Luther's critique of the profit economy of his day, and analyzes the actual social welfare programs that issued from his theology.
Carter Lindberg

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHARITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term charity is used in the context of the following news items.
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Charity funding calls probed by Information Commissioner
Four charities are being investigated by the Information Commissioner amid claims they contacted vulnerable people on an official "opt-out" ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Guitar signed by Grateful Dead raises $526000 for charity
The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir plays a D'Angelico EX-DC guitar at the "Fare Thee Well Tour," which was later auctioned off for charity. «Mashable, Jul 15»
3
BBC's Jonathan Dimbleby told off for plugging cancer charity on …
The walk, which featured Dimbleby and 100 charity walkers, raised £95,000 for the charity to mark 50 years after the death of his father Richard ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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ESPN scratches charity golf event at Donald Trump course
ESPN, the sports channel which is majority-owned by Disney, on Monday said it would pull a charity golf event from a Trump golf course in New ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Local Family Raises Concern About Charity WishWarriors
The family of a San Diego girl diagnosed with cancer says a local charity, WishWarriors, took advantage of their situation and made false ... «NBC 7 San Diego, Jul 15»
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Tiny Paws charity gets a big boost
A GRANT of more than £2,000 has been given to an Oxfordshire animal rescue for small animals. Tiny Paws Rehoming charity,based in Caversfield, near ... «Bicester Advertiser, Jul 15»
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EU tax havens obstacle to ending poverty, charity says
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two European tax havens receive more than a quarter of all global foreign direct investment, ... «TODAYonline, Jul 15»
8
Charity call after guide dog trainee attacked by another dog in Croxteth
A Liverpool charity is asking owners to take more care following an attack on one of its guide dogs. Seventeen-month-old guide dog trainee ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
9
Condo Pitch: We'll Donate to Charity for Every Property Sold
It isn't uncommon for real-estate developers and other businesses to donate a portion of their profits to charity, especially to nonprofits in their ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
10
Derbyshire volunteer Gill Kendrick runs charity shop to help her …
RUNNING a little charity shop is how breast cancer survivor Gill Kendrick copes with the double tragedy of losing two children. The 58-year-old ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Charity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/charity>. Jul 2020 ».
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