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Video footage: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JAN 16, 2015: People donate money to wooden alms box for the church of St. Nicholas in Mytishchi.
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Definition of the noun alms box

What does alms box mean as a name of something?


  1. box for collecting alms, especially one in a church
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of alms box: mite box / poor box
    • more generic word: box = a (usually rectangular) container

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Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

alms box Br.

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (2013)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis, Francis A. Davis

ALMS BOX—CHES'1'. A box or chest aflixed to the wall, or standing on a pedestal, in a church, west of the pews or sometimes in the porch, and used to receive the offerings of the people for the poor. It is made of wood or ...

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