The Greek "love," "loving esteem"; Latin caritas. The outward benefaction, or alms, is a mere manifestation of the inward and true charity of Scripture (1 Corinthians 13:3): "Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, ... and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."
These dictionary topics are from Fausset Bible Dictionary, 1949. Public Domain.
Fausset, Andrew R. "Entry for 'Charity'". "Fausset Bible Dictionary".