Definition of Alms box

1. Noun. Box for collecting alms, especially one in a church.

Exact synonyms: Mite Box, Poor Box
Generic synonyms: Box



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alms Box

almonry
almorexant
almose
almoses
almost
almost doesn't count
almost everywhere
almosts
almotriptan
almous
almoxatone
almries
almry
alms
alms-giving
alms box (current term)
alms dish
alms tray
almsdeed
almsdeeds
almsfolk
almsfolks
almsgiver
almsgivers
almsgiving
almsgivings
almshouse
almshouses
almsman
almsmen

Literary usage of Alms box

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1. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong, Roul Tunley (1883)
"Thus there is a curious alms-box in St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, supported by the figure of a ... There is a wooden alms-box of the 14th century at Fribourg. ..."

2. Life in Brazil by Thomas Ewbank (1856)
"Alms-box.—Ships' Sails vowed to Our Lady, and sold on her Account.—Indian Boy.—Wax offered to Marine Deities by old Pagans.—Other Heathen Types of Romish ..."

3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1908)
"An alms-box, standing in Ludham rvi * » . l ALMS-BOX, ... This curious alms-box stands in Loddon Church, and differs materially from the two previous ..."

4. Parish Life in Mediæval England by Francis Aidan Gasquet (1907)
"The Hythe churchwardens, although depending mainly upon gifts and legacies for the alms box, BLYTHBURGH, SUFFOLK money necessary to satisfy their ..."

5. Companion to the Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture: Being a by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam (1882)
"In the retro-choir, Sherborne church, Dorsetshire, is an alms box with three locks; and a carved alms box of the early part of the seventeenth century is ..."

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