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PHILANTHROPIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does philanthropist mean? 

PHILANTHROPIST (noun)
  The noun PHILANTHROPIST has 1 sense:

1. someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being

  Familiarity information: PHILANTHROPIST used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PHILANTHROPIST (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

altruist; philanthropist

Hypernyms ("philanthropist" is a kind of...):

bestower; conferrer; donor; giver; presenter (person who makes a gift of property)

Instance hyponyms:

Andrew Carnegie; Carnegie (United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919))

Commodore Vanderbilt; Cornelius Vanderbilt; Vanderbilt (United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877))

John D. Rockefeller; John Davison Rockefeller; Rockefeller (United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937))

First Viscount Nuffield; Nuffield; William Richard Morris (British industrialist who manufactured automobiles and created a philanthropic foundation (1877-1963))

Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Alfred Nobel; Nobel (Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896))

Andrew Mellon; Andrew W. Mellon; Andrew William Mellon; Mellon (United States financier and philanthropist (1855-1937))

Hopkins; Johns Hopkins (United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873))

Hershey; Milton Snavely Hershey (United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945))

Harvard; John Harvard (American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638))

Guggenheim; Solomon Guggenheim (United States philanthropist; son of Meyer Guggenheim who created several foundations to support the arts (1861-1949))

Cornell; Ezra Cornell (United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874))

Cooper; Peter Cooper (United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883))

Elihu Yale; Yale (English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721))


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