Learner's definition of CHARITY
the act of giving money, food, or other kinds of help to people who are poor, sick, etc.
something (such as money or food) that is given to people who are poor, sick, etc.
◊ The phrase charity begins at home means you should take care of yourself and your family before helping others.
an organization that helps people who are poor, sick, etc.
the organizations that help people in need
— often used before another noun