Origin of philanthropicFrench philanthropique
The family often participates in local philanthropic events.
A millionaire who gives away lots of money to charity and who volunteers for lots of charitable organizations is an example of someone who would be described as philanthropic.
(comparative more philanthropic, superlative most philanthropic)
- Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.
- It is the seat of several educational and philanthropic institutions.
- Since its reorganization as a joint-stock company in 1890 many of the shares have been held by the crown, philanthropic institutions and other public bodies.
- As a man he was loyal, affectionate, philanthropic and entirely estimable.
- It is long, however, since these abuses were abolished; and in Scandinavia more especially the Lapps of the present day enjoy the advantages resulting from a large amount of philanthropic legislation on the part of their rulers.
- Chief among its industrial establishments are the famous iron and steel works of Krupp, and the whole of Essen may be said to depend for its livelihood upon this firm, which annually expends vast sums in building and supporting churches, schools, clubs, hospitals and philanthropic institutions, and in other ways providing for the welfare of its employees.