community chest
noun Date: 1919 a general fund accumulated from individual subscriptions to defray demands on a community for charity and social welfare

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • community chest — com munity ,chest noun count usually singular AMERICAN OLD FASHIONED money that people and businesses in a community give to local organizations that help people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • community chest — com munity .chest n AmE old use money that is collected by the people and businesses in an area to help poor people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • community chest — commu′nity chest′ n. soc a fund for local welfare activities supported by voluntary contributions • Etymology: 1920–25, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • community chest — /kəˈmjunəti tʃɛst/ (say kuh myoohnuhtee chest) noun Chiefly US, Canadian a fund for local welfare activities, raised by voluntary contributions …   Australian English dictionary

  • community chest — fund intended for community welfare projects (based on financial donations) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • community chest — noun a charity supported by individual subscriptions; defrays the demands on a community for social welfare • Hypernyms: ↑charity …   Useful english dictionary

  • community chest — a fund for local welfare activities, built up by voluntary contributions. [1920 25, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • community chest — noun a fund for charitable activities among the people in a particular area …   English new terms dictionary

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