Definitions for ALMSɑmz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

alms*ɑmz(n.)

  1. money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy.

* (used with a sing. or pl. v.).

Origin of alms:

bef. 1000; ME almes, almesse, OE ælmesse蠐 LL elēmosynae (pl.) charity, alms; see eleemosynary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alms(noun)

    money or goods contributed to the poor

Wiktionary

  1. alms(Noun)

    Something given to the poor as charity, such as money, clothing or food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alms

    anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or clothing; a gift of charity

Freebase

  1. Alms

    Alms or almsgiving involves giving materially to another as an act of virtue. It exists in a number of religions and regions. The word, in the modern English language, comes from the Old English ælmesse, ælmes, from Late Latin eleemosyna, from Greek ἐλεημοσύνη eleēmosynē "pity, alms", from ἐλεήμων eleēmōn "merciful", from ἔλεος eleos "pity".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

alms(noun plural)

money etc given to the poor.

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