noun Date: circa 1736 one who practices philanthropy

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  • Philanthropist — Phi*lan thro*pist, n. [Gr. ?; ? loving + ? man: cf. F. philanthrope.] One who practices philanthropy; one who loves mankind, and seeks to promote the good of others. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • philanthropist — 1730s, from PHILANTHROPY (Cf. philanthropy) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • philanthropist — [n] humanitarian altruist, benefactor, bleeding heart*, contributor, do gooder*, donor, Good Samaritan*, good scout*, helper, patron; concepts 416,423 …   New thesaurus

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  • philanthropist — UK [fɪˈlænθrəpɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms philanthropist : singular philanthropist plural philanthropists someone who believes in helping people, especially by giving money to those who need it …   English dictionary

  • philanthropist — [[t]fɪlæ̱nθrəpɪst[/t]] philanthropists N COUNT A philanthropist is someone who freely gives money and help to people who need it …   English dictionary

  • philanthropist — noun the trust was funded by an anonymous philanthropist Syn: benefactor, benefactress, patron, patroness, donor, contributor, sponsor, backer, helper, good Samaritan; do gooder, Lady Bountiful; historical almsgiver …   Thesaurus of popular words

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