charity

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Noun[change]

Singular
charity

Plural
charities

  1. (countable) A charity is an organisation that collects money or goods and uses them to help poor or sick people, often with the help of volunteers.
    The group, a Catholic charity that runs schools on Indian reservations, collected nearly $17 million from the public.
    The party was a charity event that raised over $400,000 to fight breast cancer.
    The money was given away to local charities.
  2. (uncountable) Charity is the work of helping the poor and the sick.
    All the money raised goes to charity.
  3. (uncountable) Charity is the money, goods, or help that people give to the poor and the sick.
    Our family was poor, but my mother would never accept charity.
  4. (uncountable) Charity is the quality of being kind, thoughtful, and helpful.
    He led a life of charity.

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