Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

community chest

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a fund for local welfare activities, built up by voluntary contributions.

Origin of community chest

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for community chest

community chest

noun
  1. US a fund raised by voluntary contribution for local welfare activities
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012