Definitions for ALMSɑmz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alms(noun)

    money or goods contributed to the poor


  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

  2. Origin: [OE. almes, almesse, AS. lmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. 'elehmosy`nh mercy, charity, alms, fr. 'eleei^n to pity. Cf. Almonry, Eleemosynary.]


  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".

Anagrams for ALMS »

  1. AMSL, lams, mals, slam

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. F. Nietzsche, The Wanderer and His Shadow:

    The greatest giver of alms is cowardice.

  2. Prophet Muhammad, Muslim:

    Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Walking does good to the fat and giving alms does good to the sinners; these both make one feel lighter!

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Time hath a wallet at his back, wherein he puts. Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes.

  5. Manu:

    Pride not thyself on thy religious works, Give to the poor, but talk not of thy gifts: By pride religious merit melts away, The merit of thy alms, by ostentation.

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