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Agape vs. Charity

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  • Agape (adjective)

    In a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention; as with mouth hanging open.

  • Agape (adjective)

    Wide open.

  • Agape (adverb)

    In a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention.

  • Agape (adverb)

    Open wide.

  • Agape (noun)

    The love of God for mankind, or the benevolent love of Christians for others.

  • Agape (noun)

    Spiritual, altruistic, beneficial love which wills good for others.

  • Agape (noun)

    A Church in connection with the Eucharist.

  • Charity (noun)

    An organization, the objective of which is to carry out a charitable purpose.

  • Charity (noun)

    The goods or money given to those in need.

  • Charity (noun)

    Benevolence to others less fortunate than ourselves; the providing of goods or money to those in need.

  • Charity (noun)

    In general, an attitude of kindness and understanding towards others, now especially suggesting generosity.

  • Charity (noun)

    Christian love; representing God's love of man, man's love of God, or man's love of his fellow-men.

    "agape|id1=Christianity"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Agape (adverb)

    Gaping, as with wonder, expectation, or eager attention.

  • Agape (noun)

    The love feast of the primitive Christians, being a meal partaken of in connection with the communion.

  • Charity (noun)

    Love; universal benevolence; good will.

  • Charity (noun)

    Liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines men to put the best construction on the words and actions of others.

  • Charity (noun)

    Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity.

  • Charity (noun)

    Whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the needy or suffering for their relief; alms; any act of kindness.

  • Charity (noun)

    A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity.

  • Charity (noun)

    Eleemosynary appointments [grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions.

Webster Dictionary
  • Agape (noun)

    (Greek) love (especially love that is spiritual and selfless in nature)

  • Agape (noun)

    a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship

  • Agape (adjective)

    with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe;

    "the gaping audience"

    "we stood there agape with wonder"

    "with mouth agape"

  • Charity (noun)

    a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)

  • Charity (noun)

    a kindly and lenient attitude toward people

  • Charity (noun)

    an activity or gift that benefits the public at large

  • Charity (noun)

    pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers

  • Charity (noun)

    an institution set up to provide help to the needy

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