charitable definition, meaning - what is charitable in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “charitable”

See all translations

charitable

adjective uk   /ˈtʃær.ɪ.tə.bl̩/  us   /ˈtʃer.ɪ.t̬ə-/

charitable adjective (GIVING)

[before noun] giving money, food, or help free to those who are in need because they are ill, poor, or have no home: a charitable foundation/organization/trust The entire organization is funded by charitable donations. The school has charitable status (= it is officially a charity).

charitable adjective (KIND)

kind, and not judging other people in a severe way: Some critics said the show was good in parts - those less charitable said the whole thing was a disaster.
(Definition of charitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of charitable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “charitable” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More