December 16, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
charity /ˈtʃerəti/ noun
charity
/ˈtʃerəti/
noun

plural charities

The family is happy to give to the charity.
The family is happy to give to the charity.
Learner's definition of CHARITY

1 [noncount] : the act of giving money, food, or other kinds of help to people who are poor, sick, etc.

  • The holidays are a time for charity and good will.

also : something (such as money or food) that is given to people who are poor, sick, etc.

  • She refused to accept charity.

2 a [count] : an organization that helps people who are poor, sick, etc.

  • The dinner was held to raise funds for several charities.

  • She runs a local charity that gives books to children.

b [noncount] : the organizations that help people in need

  • All the money will go to charity.

— often used before another noun

  • a charity concert/dinner/event [=a concert/dinner/event held to raise money for a charity]

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