• (British) IPA: /ɑːmz/
  • (America) IPA: /ɑmz/, /ɑlmz/

alms (plural alms)

  1. Something given to the poor as charity, such as money, clothing or food.
    She gave $10 weekly to the poor as alms.
    Alms are distributed from the weekly collection for the purpose.
    • c. 1779, Alban Butler, Lives of the Saints
      St. Antoninus never refused an alms which was asked in the name of God.
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