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donor

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noun do·nor \ˈdō-nər, -ˌnȯr\

Simple Definition of donor

  • : a person or group that gives something (such as money, food, or clothes) in order to help a person or organization

  • : a person who gives something (such as blood or a body organ) so that it can be given to someone who needs it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of donor

  1. 1 :  one that gives, donates, or presents something

  2. 2 :  one used as a source of biological material (as blood or an organ)

  3. 3 a :  a compound capable of giving up a part (as an atom, chemical group, or subatomic particle) for combination with an acceptor b :  an impurity added to a semiconductor to increase the number of mobile electrons

Examples of donor in a sentence

  1. The money was raised from individual donors.

  2. She is one of the charity's major donors.



Origin of donor

Middle English donoure, from Anglo-French doneur, from Latin donator, from donare


First Known Use: 15th century



DONOR Defined for Kids

donor

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noun do·nor \ˈdō-nər\

Definition of donor for Students

  1. :  a person who donates




Medical Dictionary

donor

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noun do·nor \ˈdō-nər, -ˌnȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of donor

  1. 1:  one used as a source of biological material (as blood or an organ)

  2. 2:  a compound capable of giving up a part (as an atom, chemical group, or elementary particle) for combination with an acceptor




Law Dictionary

donor

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noun do·nor \ˈdō-nər, -ˌnȯr\

Legal Definition of donor

  1. :  one that gives, donates, grants, or confers something; specifically :  settlor





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