Definition of “philanthropist” - English Dictionary

“philanthropist” in British English

See all translations

philanthropistnoun [ C ]

uk /fɪˈlæn.θrə.pɪst/ us /fɪˈlæn.θrə.pɪst/

a person who helps the poor, especially by giving them money:

a donation from a wealthy 19th-century philanthropist
philanthropy
noun [ U ] uk /fɪˈlæn.θrə.pi/ us /fɪˈlæn.θrə.pi/

(Definition of “philanthropist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“philanthropist” in Business English

See all translations

philanthropistnoun [ C ]

uk /fɪˈlænθrəpɪst/ us SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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:

She is a philanthropist who has supported many charities for over twenty years.

(Definition of “philanthropist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)