philanthropic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “philanthropic” in the English Dictionary

"philanthropic" in British English

See all translations

philanthropicadjective

uk   /ˌfɪl.ənˈθrɒp.ɪk/  us   /-ænˈθrɑː.pɪk/ formal
helpingpoorpeople, ​especially by giving them ​money
(Definition of philanthropic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"philanthropic" in Business English

See all translations

philanthropicadjective

uk   us   /ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
giving ​money to ​helppeople who are ​poor or ​sick, or to ​pay for things such as museums or schools that are good for ​society: He is known for his philanthropic ​work for children in Africa. philanthropic ​organizations/​projects/​ventures
(Definition of philanthropic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “philanthropic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 慈善的, 乐善好施的(尤指通过捐款帮助穷人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 慈善的, 樂善好施的(尤指透過捐款幫助窮人)…
What is the pronunciation of philanthropic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More