Definition of 'charity'
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The charity helps the elderly to keep active and feel valued. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are no longer enough officers to escort prisoners to the training provided by many charities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The latter is the social investment arm of the magazine and charity set up to aid homeless people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It turns out this was for charity, inviting people to float a fiver. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a charity meal to raise funds for humanitarian projects in Syria. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I have set up a charity to provide this. The Sun (2016)My family charity has helped to pay for it, but elementary checks would show it is entirely independent. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She says:'I got a job working for a charity in one of their stores. The Sun (2016)Luck waits where charity cash is raised. The Sun (2013)Entry is free but the family ask for charity donations. The Sun (2015)We passed a number of people rattling charity tins. The Sun (2009)The charity is one of their clients. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The party can also halt regional subsidies to charities that are helping migrants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The charity provides residential and nursing care for people with learning and physical disabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The charity advises all people looking at their options to seek independent advice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She defused the row by promising to give the money to charity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some prisoners spend their time making wooden items to be sold to help local charities. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The charity provides aid for tens of thousands of people caught up in the civil war. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The animal charity said that people were treating them like rubbish and leaving them to die. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We help to raise funds for charities and have a varied social life with members and their families. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are a number of organizations and charities which will be experienced in helping people who are facing your particular problem. POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)Good lobbying is a perfectly reasonable way of getting information from a disability charity or a biotech firm to the people making policy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He raised 40m for charity because his parents cared about people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I just do it for family and charity. Times, Sunday Times (2011) PEOPLE trust charities more than they did three years ago but still think that they spend too much on salaries. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So I decided to set up the charity to try and help. The Sun (2010)The couple joined the New York charity set and jetted around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In an effort to save them from being forced into crammed orphanages, the charities are setting up a tracing system to help to reunite them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'charity'
British English: charity /ˈtʃærɪtɪ/ NOUN
A charity is an organization which raises money to help people who are ill, disabled, or poor.
...an AIDS charity.
- American English: charity
- Arabic: مُؤَسَّسَةٌ خَيْرِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: caridade
- Chinese: 慈善机构
- Croatian: dobrotvorna organizacija
- Czech: charita
- Danish: velgørenhed
- Dutch: liefdadigheidsinstelling
- European Spanish: institución benéfica
- Finnish: hyväntekeväisyys
- French: charité
- German: Wohltätigkeitsorganisation
- Greek: φιλανθρωπία
- Italian: beneficenza
- Japanese: 慈善団体
- Korean: 자선
- Norwegian: veldedighet
- Polish: instytucja dobroczynna
- European Portuguese: caridade
- Romanian: organizație caritabilă
- Russian: благотворительное общество
- Spanish: institución benéfica
- Swedish: välgörenhet
- Thai: การกุศล
- Turkish: yardım derneği
- Ukrainian: благодійна організація
- Vietnamese: tổ chức từ thiện
Definition of charity from the Collins English Dictionary
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