characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings:
a benevolent attitude; her benevolent smile.
desiring to help others; charitable:
gifts from several benevolent alumni.
intended for benefits rather than profit:
a benevolent institution.
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intending or showing goodwill; kindly; friendly: a benevolent smile, a benevolent old man
doing good or giving aid to others, rather than making profit; charitable: a benevolent organization
a town in Essex, SE England, just N of the Thames. Historical Examples The History of London Walter Besant Rivers of Great Britain. The Thames, from Source to Sea. Anonymous noun a town in SE England, in S Essex on an inlet of the Thames estuary. Pop: 48 539 (2001)
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- Bengal light
noun a firework or flare that burns with a steady bright blue light, formerly used as a signal Historical Examples The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852 Various The Happy Prince and Other Tales Oscar Wilde