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Definition of the noun alms

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noun - plural: -

  1. money or goods contributed to the poor
    • examples: Zen priests beg for alms near Shinjuku station. | One should give alms to the poor. | In my country, it's usual for pilgrims to beg for alms. | Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. | Give us some alms, we beg of you! We are old, tired, and sick.
    • usage: plural / plural form
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: contribution / donation = act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

Alternative definition of the noun alms


  1. Something given to the poor as charity, such as money, clothing or food.


  1. "Alms", released October 18, 2004, is the second album of the Montreal-based electronic duo Re:.
  2. "Alms" is a composition.
    • also known as Alms (Charity's Gone edit)
    • music and lyrics by [K]
  3. "Alms" is a musical EP of ZX Spectrum.
    • released in (6 years ago)


  1. ALMS a.k.a. The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón was a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada. It consisted of a series of endurance and sprint races, and was created in the spirit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  2. Alms is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Alms

  1. alms box
  2. alms dish
  3. alms tray
  4. alms-giving

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Google previewThe Rule and Exercises of Holy Living (2007)

by Jeremy Taylor

But because giving alms is an act of the virtue of merci~ fulness, our endeavour must be by proper arts to mortify the parents of unmercifulness, which are, r. Envy ; 2. Anger; 3. Covetousness: in which we may be helped by the following rules or ...

Google previewThe whole sermons of Jeremy Taylor ... (1841)

and, The rule and exercises of holy living and holy dying : with a biographical memoir by Jeremy Taylor

But, because giving alms is an act of the virtue of mercifulness, our endeavour must be, by proper arts, to mortify the parents of unmercifulness, which are, 1. Envy ; 2. Anger ; 3 Covetousness ; in which wo may be helped by the following rules ...

Google previewAn Argument in Support of the Right of the Poor in ... Ireland, to a National Provision, etc (1772)

by Richard Woodward

At present, every Contribution is called Alms, and considered as an Act of Bounty.

Google previewJourney of Faith for Lent (2005)

by Mary Shrader

Giving alms is an important Lenten practice. Seeing dignity in others and helping people when they are in need are core aspects of Jesus's Gospel message. • Name three examples of showy prayer and three examples of private prayer.

Google previewA dictionary of ritual and other ecclesiastical terms (1871)

by Frederick George Lee

ALMONER — A dispenser of gifts and alms. The officer who directs the distribution of charitable doles in connexion with ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

ams, ams-giv ́ing: The English word “alms” is an abridged form of the Greek word, ελεημοσυ ́νη, elee ̄mosu ́ne ̄ (compare “eleemosynary”), appearing in gradually reduced forms in German Almosen, Wyclif's Almesse, Scotch Aw'mons, and ...

Google previewZondervan Bible Dictionary (2009)

by J. D. Douglas, C. Merrill

ALMS. (hms). Kind deeds arising out of compassion, mercy, and pity for the unfortunate. The word itself is not found in the NIV, though the practice repeatedly appears in Mosaic legislation and NT injunction: Greek elemosyn, also in LXX for ...

Google previewSinhalese English Dictionary (1982)

by B. Clough

service; hire, wages; -begging, asking; thing obtained by begging, alms; mouthful or handful of food...

begging, asking alms, practice of a mendicant Buddhist priest, going about to ask ...

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Quotes about Alms

Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms. (Muhammad)
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Scrabble value of A1L1M3S1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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