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almsgiver

[ ahmz-giv-er ]
/ ˈɑmzˌgɪv ər /
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noun

a person who gives alms.

RELATED WORDS

contributor, benefactor, patron, backer, angel, subscriber, philanthropist, savior, benefactress, altruist, presenter, grantor, donator

Nearby words

almost, almost everywhere, almost periodic function, almous, alms, almsgiver, almshouse, almsman, almswoman, almucantar, almuce

Origin of almsgiver

1625–35; alms + giver
Related formsalms·giv·ing, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for almsgiver

  • Accordingly, one day he visited John the Almsgiver, with his attendants, and peremptorily demanded his money.

    The Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (of 16)|Sabine Baring-Gould
  • 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
  • There was once a lady, and there never was such an almsgiver as she was.