What does ALMS mean?

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alms

    ämz, n. relief given out of pity to the poor.—ns. Alms′-deed, a charitable deed; Alms′-drink (Shak.), leavings of drink; Alms′-fee, an annual tax of one penny on every hearth, formerly sent from England to Rome, Peter's pence; Alms′house, a house endowed for the support and lodging of the poor; Alms′-man, a man who lives by alms. [A.S. ælmysse, through Late L., from Gr. eleēmosynēeleos, compassion. Dr Murray notes the Scot. and North Country almous, awmous, as an independent adoption of the cognate Norse almusa; and the legal Almoign, Almoin, perpetual tenure by free gift of charity, from O. Fr., perhaps due to a confusion with alimonium.]

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Anagrams for ALMS »

  1. AMSL, lams, mals, slam


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALMS in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALMS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

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

    The greatest giver of alms is cowardice.

  2. Patsara Limkangwanmongkol:

    Giving alms to 100,000 monks is a once-in-a-lifetime event, it is a must.

  3. Prophet Muhammad, Muslim:

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

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  5. William Shakespeare:

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

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