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.
- Miss Swanwick was interested in many of the social and philanthropic movements of her day.
- The list of his honors and achievements were exceeded only by his philanthropic connections and contributions.
- As a man he was loyal, affectionate, philanthropic and entirely estimable.
- A state board of charities has supervision over all philanthropic and penal institutions in the state, including hospitals, which numbered 103 in 1907; and the board visits the almshouses supported by seventy-eight (of the 168) towns of the state, and investigates and supervises the provision made for the town poor in the other ninety towns of the state; some, as late as 1906, were, with the few paupers maintained by the state, cared for in a private almshouse at Tariffville, which was commonly known as the " state almshouse.