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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 previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

Alms Box, or Chest, a small chest or coffer, called by the Greeks Kifixlitt, wherein anciently ...

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 ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

deed, dole, favour, goodness, kindness, mercy, relief, sympathy alms box arca, reliquary alms dispenser almoner alms house almonry, asylum, retreat, sanctuary , shelter alms man beggar, pauper aInus alder, birch, tree aloe agave, maguey, ...

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