A philanthropist is a person that benefits others, often by sharing or distributing wealth. The wealth is most commonly in a monitory form but may include the distribution of other tangible objects of value.
Philanthropy is the aim or ambition to help others by supporting them with donations. Often philanthropy is demonstrated by people when they donate money to charity, or support charities through their personal monitory donations coupled with creating a framework for others to make donations to a specific cause. This individual may then be referred to as a philanthropist. The definition of philanthropy in the Cambridge Dictionary is ‘the activity of helping the poor, especially by giving them money‘.
The Definition of ‘Philanthropist’
The Cambridge Dictionary definitions of philanthropist are:
‘a person who helps the poor, especially by giving them money‘
‘someone who gives money to help people who are poor or sick, or to pay for things such as museums or schools that are good for society‘
The word philanthropist is a noun.
Note that a noun is a naming word and ‘philanthropist’ is the name of a person practicing/demonstrating philanthropy. If you would like to learn more about the use of nouns in the English language, visit the noun page.
Sentences that Contain the Word ‘Philanthropist’
The word philanthropist only tends used to describe one type of person, as described above. Examples of this word used on sentences are:
- David is a philanthropist; always giving large donations to charity.
- Bills Gates is a well-documented philanthropist. There are many examples of the ways he has supported the welfare of others.
- Philanthropists are often successful people that have decided to give back to society.
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