1 [U] loving kindness towards others 慈善; 慈悲; 慈爱; 仁爱.
2 [U] tolerance in judging others; kindness; leniency 宽容; 宽厚; 仁慈; 宽大
*judge people with charity 宽厚度人.
(a) (generosity in) giving money, food, help, etc to the needy 施舍; 布施; 慷慨
*do sth out of charity 出于慷慨助人而做某事物
* raise money for charity 为施舍助人而集资
* [attrib 作定语] a charity ball, concert, jumble sale, etc 慈善舞会、音乐会、义卖等.
(b) help given in this way （慷慨施舍的）帮助
*live on/off charity 靠赈济生活.
4 [C] society or organization for helping the needy 慈善团体
*Many charities sent money to help the victims of the famine. 许多慈善团体捐款赈济饥民.
5 (idm 习语) charity begins at `home (saying 谚) a person's first duty is to help and care for his own family 慈善先惠及家人（一个人的首要责任是帮助和照顾自己的家庭）.
1100-1200; Language: Old French;Origin:
charité, from Late Latin
caritas 'Christian love'
, from Latin
an organization that gives money, goods, or help to people who are poor, sick etc
→charitable Several charities sent aid to the flood victims.charity event/walk/concert etc
(=an event organized to collect money for a charity) [U]
charity organizations in general All the money raised by the concert will go to charity .for charity The children raised over £200 for charity.[U]
money or gifts given to help people who are poor, sick etc refugees living on charity Her pride wouldn't allow her to accept charity .[U]formal
kindness or sympathy that you show towards other people Mother Teresa's works of charity Newspaper reports showed him little charity .charity begins at home
a phrase meaning that you should take care of your own family, country etc before you help other people
1. This school is maintained by a charity. 该校由一慈善机构资助.
2. He became enthusiastic over charity. 他热心于做善事。
3. She devolved her life to charity. 她把毕生献给慈善事业。
4. Our first stop (after parking our cars near the railroad tracks) was in the bargain store of a local charity, where we politely asked access to a bathroom and were refused. 我们 (把汽车停在火车轨道附近以后)的第一个停留地点是一家本地慈善团体经营的廉价商店，在店里我们彬彬有礼地请求使用洗手间，但却被一口回绝。
5. I also plan to establish a charity fund here to help the poor. 我也打算要这里创立一个慈善基金以帮助那些穷人.
6. I also plan to establish a charity fund here to help the poor. 我也打算要这里创立一个慈善基金以帮助那些穷人.