(full definition)
noun : 1. In a general sense, love, benevolence, good will; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think favorably of their fellow men, and to do them good. In a theological sense,
it includes supreme love to God, and universal good will to men.
2. In a more particular sense, love, kindness, affection, tenderness, springing from natural relations; as the charities of father, son,
and brother.
3. Liberality to the poor, consisting in almsgiving or benefactions, or gratuitous services to relieve them in distress. Noah Webster's 18 Dictionary of the English Language

(short definition)
Love, good will, supreme love to God,
universal good will to men; kindness, tenderness, affection, also, giving to the poor, relieving the poor in their distress.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 13:13