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
Full Definition of donor
1 : one that gives, donates, or presents something
2 : one used as a source of biological material (as blood or an organ)
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
The money was raised from individual donors.
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
Definition of donor
: a person who donates
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