- The definition of philanthropic is someone giving or charitable or someone who likes to do good for others.
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.
philanthropic definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French philanthropique
- philanthropically adverb
philanthropic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of, relating to, or marked by philanthropy; humanitarian.
- Organized to provide humanitarian or charitable assistance: a philanthropic society. See Synonyms at benevolent.
- philˌan·thropˈi·cal·ly adverb