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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 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 previewThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (2002)

and Other Writings by Max Weber

262, giving alms is a means of averting temporal punishment. Other theologians recommended good works to the reprobate on the grounds that damnation might be thereby rendered a little more bearable. They recommended them to the ...

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 previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

"Lay up alms in thy storehouse; it shall deliver thee from affliction" (Ecclus 29 12). The story of Tob is especially in point : it is simply a lesson on almsgiving and its redeeming powers: "Alms delivers from death and will purge away all sin" (Tob ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages (1838)

Including Words Used by Ancient and Modern Authors in Treating of Architectural and Other Antiquities ... Also, Biographical Notices of Ancient Architects by John Britton, George Godwin

A room or place whence alms were formerly distributed to the poor. In monastic establishments it was generally a stone building near the church, on the north side of the quadrangle, and sometimes had a priest's hall, and other apartments, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ALMS, were afterwards the sources of the most effectual — charity to the poor ; and are found to this day, in ALMUG- various...

The Mahometan theology represents Alms as needful to make the prayers of the faithful to be heard above ; and a ...

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 previewA Protestant Dictionary (1904)

Containing Articles on the History, Doctrines, and Practices of the Christian Church by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright, Charles Neil

Gifts of articles to be used in divine service, or for the maintenance thereof, were also " oblations" The bread and wine are " placed " upon the Table, and not " presented," as are the "Alms for the Poor, and other devotions of the people, in a ...

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Quotes about Alms

I will
Give her alms
But only
If she asked
Which she always did
Mysterious cruelty
Not a single glance
As she passed
Hands full of alms
Alms full of hands
Yes, My, My hands. (Sanjay Mehta)
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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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