Definition of donor
1 : one that gives, donates, or presents something
2 : one used as a source of biological material (such as blood or an organ)
3a : a compound capable of giving up a part (such as an atom, chemical group, or subatomic particle) for combination with an acceptorb : an impurity added to a semiconductor to increase the number of mobile electrons
Examples of donor in a sentence
The money was raised from individual donors.
She is one of the charity's major donors.
Origin and Etymology of donor
Middle English donoure, from Anglo-French doneur, from Latin donator, from donare
First Known Use: 15th century
DONOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of donor for English Language Learners
: 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
DONOR Defined for Kids
Definition of donor for Students
: a person who donates
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