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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.
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Bill Gates, the software writer who became a billionaire is now regarded as the world's leading philantropist.
aFor me life is mitzva a a good deed in the name of God,a the Jewish philantropist told BNT television.
The pounds 50,000 figure was bought by Scarborough philantropist Maureen Robinson.