Share this entry

Share this page

philanthrope

Syllabification: phil·an·thrope
Pronunciation: /ˈfēlənˌTHrōp
 
/

Definition of philanthrope in English:

noun

Archaic term for philanthropist.
Example sentences
  • She rejected an offer to assume her husband's seat in the Senate, preferring to direct the philanthropes towards the environment, children's education, women's affairs and healthcare.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Greek philanthrōpos, from philein 'to love' + anthrōpos 'human being'.

Definition of philanthrope in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vɪˈkɛːrɪəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…