Definition of Alms dish

1. Noun. A tray for collecting the offering from a congregation.

Exact synonyms: Alms Tray
Generic synonyms: Tray



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alms Dish

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

Literary usage of Alms dish

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1. The Archaeological Review by Gomme, George Laurence, Sir, 1853-1916 (1889)
"On this the king, overjoyed, shall ask him within and say, ' Where is the alms- dish ?'" [On this follows a discourse, which is very obscure, ..."

2. A survey of London: Written in the Year 1598 by John Stow, William John Thoms (1876)
"... alms dish, and relief to the poor, wheresoever he was lodged. In his travelling, when at his coming or going to or from any town, ..."

3. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1904)
"An Alms-dish of Silver. Height, 1£ inches ; diameter. 11 inches; weight, 30 ozs. London Hall Marks of the year 1719 (new sterling). ..."

4. Northamptonshire Notes and Queries: An Illustrated Quarterly Journal by Christopher Alexander Markham (1896)
"Also at Peterborough Cathedral is a lovely silver gilt alms dish, ... The centre is flat, and the edge, alms dish, PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL. about three ..."

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