Definition of philanthropist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɪˈlænθrəpɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈlænθrəpɪst//
Helping others
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a rich person who helps the poor and those in need, especially by giving money He was a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. The trust was set up by an American philanthropist. See related entries: Helping others
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: philanthropist