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Definitions for philanthropist
fɪˈlæn θrə pɪstphi·lan·thropist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. philanthropist, altruistnoun

    someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being


  1. philanthropistnoun

    A person who loves mankind (the human race) in general.

  2. philanthropistnoun

    A very generous person or institution.

  3. Etymology: Greek; loving + man: French philanthrope.


  1. philanthropist

    Philanthropy is a form of altruism that consists of "private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life". Philanthropy contrasts with business initiatives, which are private initiatives for private good, focusing on material gain; and with government endeavors, which are public initiatives for public good, notably focusing on provision of public services. A person who practices philanthropy is a philanthropist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Philanthropistnoun

    one who practices philanthropy; one who loves mankind, and seeks to promote the good of others

  2. Etymology: [Gr. fila`nqrwpos; fi`los loving + 'a`nqrwpos man: cf. F. philanthrope.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who returns to the people publicly a small percentage of the wealth he steals from them privately.

Editors Contribution

  1. philanthropist

    A person who focuses on philanthropy and promotes the creation of optimum health, human rights, right to life and shared prosperity for all animals and people on the planet and promotes the positivity and unity in humanity. All are focused positively on cocreating optimum health, human rights, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, right to education, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    He is a philanthropist and loves to share and works in unity and partnership with his future wife to create as a united couple their contribution to the united nations sustainable development goals.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 16, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of philanthropist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of philanthropist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of philanthropist in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Conan Doyle:

    The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.

  2. Dean Spanos:

    Simply put, Chargers NFL would not be what Chargers NFL is today without the vision of Barron Hilton, a founding father and charter member of the upstart AFL's sarcastically self-dubbed' Foolish Club,' Barron Hilton was a pioneering leader, risk-taking entrepreneur, prolific philanthropist, devoted family man and, of course, anything but foolish.

  3. Jeff Berry:

    Amber has demonstrated tremendous strategic vision and meticulous execution as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, now, in her new role as Agent, Amber brings a unique perspective as business woman of color, baseball wife, and mother, all of which will prove invaluable to our team and the clients we serve.

  4. Melissa Rivers:

    My mother's legacy as a much loved comedienne and philanthropist will be commemorated in this collaboration with Christie's and her generosity to charitable causes is something I will continue in her honor.

  5. Cary Woodruff:

    Andrew Carnegie specifically is a nod to the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, andrew Carnegie funded many paleontological expeditions( many for sauropods in Utah), and Andrew Carnegie even has a species of Diplodocus named in Andrew Carnegie honor : Diplodocus carnegii. So naming our specimen Andrew Carnegie was a nod to Andrew Carnegie, and a nod to our calling Andrew Carnegie a Diplodocus.

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