alms alms  /ˈɑlmz/


  • (n) money or goods contributed to the poor


  1. Just as they give alms, Thais donate land to monks they revere as a way of supporting their work--to build temples, schools or other facilities.
  2. A Cambodian beggar with her sister walks in a market in search of alms in the capital city Phnom Penh.
  3. For more than a week now, tens of thousands of Buddhist clerics have rallied across the country, their daily alms routes turned into paths of protest.


  1. Sean Rayhall sets his own winning legacy at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    If one is a race fan and the sound of this last name sounds familiar, it's because this sound ... Rayhall/Rahal/etc., no matter how it's spelled, is the sound of winning. This sound has an additional historic significance at one of California's racing treasures, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (MRLS). Bobby Rahal had won more races at MRLS as a ChampCar driver, then team owner, and ALMS ... Keep reading
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  2. The future comes to Le Mans: The Viper GTS-R strikes again

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 11, 2013) – The racing world as it related to GT-type racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans looked quite different in 2000. In those days, the top GT class was known as “GTS.” The Corvette Racing program – which now has seven victories at Le Mans, nine American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón manufacturer and team championships and eight ALMS driver ... Keep ...
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  3. Mon refugee serves as leader, example for Navy JROTC cadets

    When he was a small boy, Tala Done was stumbling determinedly about in an orange robe, his head shaved, undergoing a Buddhist monk ceremony. He staggered under the weight and circumference of a black alms bowl in the village of Hangan, Burma, while an adult Buddhist monk followed after him, making sure he didn’t fall over.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

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  1. "They can still go caroling from house to house or in their neighborhood where there are no speeding cars or trucks," Fernando said. "What we are against are those who dart across thoroughfares knocking on vehicle windows to beg for alms...
    on Dec 9, 2007 By: Bayani Fernando Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Ryan has been a great addition to our organization," team owner Roger Penske said Monday. "He did a terrific job at Indianapolis this year, and delivered for us in our ALMS program. Obviously, he has big shoes to fill with Sam moving over to...
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Roger Penske Source: USA Today

  3. "We want people to have a life with dignity, not a life on alms," Larijani said.
    on Jun 7, 2010 By: Ali Larijani Source: BusinessWeek

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