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Money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity.
The hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms.
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–noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity: The hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms.
-pl.n. Money or goods given as charity to the poor.
- Not found in the Old Testament, but repeatedly in the New.
A devout man . . . which gave much alms to the people.
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Noun. Mountain.

Etymology: Jonathon Spyri’s novel, Heidi.
Heidi's grandfather told her to get up the alm and look after those goats.
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