from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or marked by philanthropy; humanitarian.
- adj. Organized to provide humanitarian or charitable assistance: a philanthropic society. See Synonyms at benevolent.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by or springing from love of mankind; actuated by a desire to do good to one's fellows.
- Synonyms Benevolent, humane.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. generous in assistance to the poor
- adj. of or relating to or characterized by philanthropy
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Look at the generality of women, "he cried bitterly;" especially those who are what they call philanthropic and good.
Hester "as a suitor for her hand," he must be very careful over what he called her philanthropic craze.
The band first became interested in philanthropic initiatives when music education was pulled out of schools in their hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.
And the University of Pennsylvania's Center for High Impact Philanthropy has conducted research and analysis to identify some of the most fruitful long-term philanthropic opportunities.
Many wineries are involved in philanthropic endeavors.
This sentiment conveyed Owen's two main philanthropic ideas.
Cantinflas spent much of the 1980s involved in philanthropic work, especially for the benefit of children, and he was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Mexican Academy of Cinemagraphic Arts and Sciences in 1988.
The statistics show a startling decline in philanthropic activities during the past decade.
IF the early American Settlements stood for a more exigent standard in philanthropic activities, insisting that each new undertaking should be preceded by carefully ascertained facts, then certainly Hull-House held to this standard in the opening of our new coffee-house first started as a public kitchen.
The struggling capitalist who may entertain philanthropic notions concerning the conduct of his business, is illogical, and false to his position and himself, and if he persists he will surely fail.