charity noun definition in Helping others topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

charity

 noun: Helping others topic
1 [countable] an organization for helping people in need Many charities sent money to help the victims of the famine. The concert will raise money for local charities. 2 [uncountable] the aim of giving money, food, help, etc. to people who are in need Most of the runners in the London Marathon are raising money for charity. Do you give much to charity? a charity concert (= organized to get money for charity) to live on/off charity (= to live on money which other people give you because you are poor)

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