[ ahlmz-giv-er, ahmz- ]
See synonyms for almsgiver on
  1. a person who gives alms.

Origin of almsgiver

First recorded in 1625–35; alms + giver

Other words from almsgiver

  • alms·giv·ing, noun

Words Nearby almsgiver Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use almsgiver in a sentence

  • There was once a lady, and there never was such an almsgiver as she was.

  • She does evil with the easy, graceful air of an almsgiver distributing charity, and she does good with the stealth of a criminal!

    The Son of Clemenceau | Alexandre (fils) Dumas
  • The world, he held, owed him a living without the labour of his hands, and to him "the world" was Louis the perpetual almsgiver.

    Old Quebec | Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
  • Accordingly, one day he visited John the almsgiver, with his attendants, and peremptorily demanded his money.

  • He was a liberal almsgiver, and at the time of his death had nothing that was his own.