philanthropist


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phi·lan·thro·py

 (fĭ-lăn′thrə-pē)
n. pl. phi·lan·thro·pies
1. The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.
2. Love of humankind in general.
3. Something, such as an activity or institution, intended to promote human welfare.

[Late Latin philanthrōpia, from Greek, from philanthrōpos, humane, benevolent : phil-, philo-, philo- + anthrōpos, man, mankind.]

phi·lan′thro·pist n.

phi•lan•thro•pist

(fɪˈlæn θrə pɪst)

n.
a person who practices philanthropy.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philanthropist - someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-beingphilanthropist - someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property

philanthropist

noun humanitarian, patron, benefactor, giver, donor, contributor, altruist, almsgiver He is a philanthropist and patron of the arts.
Translations
مُحْسِن، مُحِب للبَشَر
lidumilfilantrop
filantropistvelgører
čovjekoljubacfilantropfilantropkinja
emberbarát
mannvinur; góîgerîarmaîur
filantropľudomil
insansever kimse

philanthropist

[fɪˈlænθrəpɪst] Nfilántropo/a m/f

philanthropist

[fɪˈlænθrəpɪst] nphilanthrope m/f

philanthropist

nMenschenfreund(in) m(f), → Philanthrop(in) m(f) (geh)

philanthropist

[fɪˈlænθrəpɪst] nfilantropo/a

philanthropy

(fiˈlanθrəpi) noun
love for mankind, usually as shown by money given to, or work done for, other people. He shows his philanthropy by helping people who have been in prison.
philanthropic (filənˈθropik) adjective
giving money or other help etc to others. a philanthropic person; a philanthropic act.
phiˈlanthropist noun
a philanthropic person.
References in classic literature ?
He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them in pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist.
If I can't, I'll save on something else," returned the jocose philanthropist.
You remind me of a story Harry told me about a certain philanthropist who spent twenty years of his life in trying to get some grievance redressed, or some unjust law altered--I forget exactly what it was.
He is a philanthropist," answered the other; "and no doubt his motive in visiting Paris is to compete for the Monthyon prize, given, as you are aware, to whoever shall be proved to have most materially advanced the interests of virtue and humanity.
Whether it were sage, statesman, or philanthropist, Ernest received these visitors with the gentle sincerity that had characterized him from boyhood, and spoke freely with them of whatever came uppermost, or lay deepest in his heart or their own.
Her father was a very wealthy millionaire or philanthropist, or both, I believe, who entertained my son quite hospitably, when he visited Boston.
Really, you are quite a philanthropist, my dear governor, and you will ruin yourself.
The unusual salary, the curious conditions, the light duties, all pointed to something abnormal, though whether a fad or a plot, or whether the man were a philanthropist or a villain, it was quite beyond my powers to determine.
A subtle villain has dressed up as a dashing gentleman and a worthy business man and a philanthropist and a saint; but the loud checks of a comical little cad were really rather a new disguise.
The melancholy possibility of having to "kill time" (especially for those who did not care for whist or solitaire) was a vision that haunted her as the spectre of the unemployed haunts the philanthropist.
Quale, with large shining knobs for temples and his hair all brushed to the back of his head, who came in the evening, and told Ada he was a philanthropist, also informed her that he called the matrimonial alliance of Mrs.
I believe he is a sort of philanthropist, so Brooke is sure to take him up.