Synonyms for Alms:

n.

charitable, community service, community chest, collection box, cause, aid, donate. contribution, gift, give, handout, donation, offering, benefaction, charity, subscription, beneficence. alms (noun)
alms-giving.
charity (noun)
gift, relief, donation, handout.
gift (noun)
donation.
handout (noun)
offering, aid, contribution, benefaction, donation, charity.

Other synonyms:

collection box, charitable, donate, community chest, gift, community service. cause, donation, subscription, handout, beneficence. benefaction, charity. contribution, relief. aid, offering. give. Other relevant words:
contribution, aid, charity, charitable, beneficence, donate, give, offering, benefaction, donation, subscription, gift, handout, relief.

Usage examples for alms

  1. One day Ignatius went to Didacus to ask for alms in order to assist some poor people. – The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius Loyola
  2. When these also had passed by, it chanced that a man of his table companions, advanced in years, who had been deprived of all his possessions and had nothing except such things as a beggar possesses, and was asking alms from the soldiers, passed by Psammenitos the son of Amasis and the Egyptians who were sitting in the suburb of the city: and when Psammenitos saw him he uttered a great cry of lamentation, and he called his companion by name and beat himself upon the head. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  3. Juan became so poor at last that he was forced to ask alms from his brother, or what was only the same thing, a loan. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict