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do·na·tion

 (dō-nā′shən)
n.
1. The act of giving to a fund or cause.
2. A gift or grant.

[Middle English donacioun, gift, benefice, from Old French, from Latin dōnātiō, dōnātiōn-, from dōnātus, past participle of dōnāre, to give, from dōnum, gift; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

donation

(dəʊˈneɪʃən)
n
1. the act of giving, esp to a charity
2. a contribution
[C15: from Latin dōnātiō a presenting, from dōnāre to give, from dōnum gift]

do•na•tion

(doʊˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of presenting a gift or contribution.
2. a gift, as to a fund; contribution.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin dōnātiō <dōnā(re) to present, derivative of dōnum gift]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.donation - a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile causedonation - a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
gift - something acquired without compensation
benefaction - a contribution of money or assistance
offering - money contributed to a religious organization
political contribution, political donation - a contribution made to a politician or a political campaign or a political party
2.donation - act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
giving, gift - the act of giving
subscription - a pledged contribution
alms - money or goods contributed to the poor

donation

noun contribution, gift, subscription, offering, present, grant, hand-out, boon, alms, stipend, gratuity, benefaction, largesse or largess Employees make regular donations to charity.

donation

noun
Something given to a charity or cause:
Translations
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donationgave
donaco
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poklon
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gjöf, framlag
donacijaprispevek
поклон
donation
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donation

[dəʊˈneɪʃən] N
1. (= act) → donación f
2. (= gift) → donativo m, donación f
to make a donation to a fundhacer un donativo or una donación a un fondo

donation

[dəʊˈneɪʃən] n
[money] → donation f, don m
a donation from sb → une donation de qn
to make a donation to sb/sth → faire un don à qn/qch
[blood, organ] → don m

donation

n (= act of giving: of money, gifts, blood) → Spenden nt; (= gift)Spende f; to make a donation of 50p/£10,00050 Pence/£ 10.000 spenden

donation

[dəʊˈneɪʃn] nelargizione f

donate

(dəˈneit) , ((American) ˈdouneit) verb
to give to a fund etc. He donated $100 to the fund.
doˈnation noun
a gift of money or goods to a fund or collection. All donations are welcome.
donor (ˈdounə) noun
a giver of a gift or of a part of the body used to replace a diseased part of someone else's body. The new piano in the hall is the gift of an anonymous donor; a kidney donor; a blood donor.

donation

n. donativo, donación, contribución.

donation

n donación f; blood (organ, etc.) — donación de sangre (órganos, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
The respectable creature, satisfied with his lot whatever it was, arranged our portmanteaux on the little carriage that was to take us into London, as if they were intended to defy the shocks of ages, and received my modestly proffered donation with perfect tranquillity.
It seemed as if his avarice were struggling with his better nature, and compelling him to pouch zecchin after zecchin while his generosity urged him to restore some part at least to his benefactor, or as a donation to his agent.
The following day Dantes presented Jacopo with an entirely new vessel, accompanying the gift by a donation of one hundred piastres, that he might provide himself with a suitable crew and other requisites for his outfit, upon condition that he would go at once to Marseilles for the purpose of inquiring after an old man named Louis Dantes, residing in the Allees de Meillan, and also a young woman called Mercedes, an inhabitant of the Catalan village.
But, pardon," said D'Artagnan, with the most charming smile and putting his hand on the young man's shoulder, "if the illustrious General Oliver Cromwell has disposed of our prisoners in your favour, he has, of course, made that act of donation in writing.
This donation may be regarded, therefore, as a signal punctilio of Indian honor; but it will be found that the animal soon proved an unlucky acquisition to the party.
He supped that evening, in very good humor, with his friend Athos; he said nothing to him about the expected donation, but he could not forbear questioning his friend, while eating, about country produce, sowing, and planting.
Pardiggle is happy to throw in his limited donation, under my direction; and thus things are made not only pleasant to ourselves, but, we trust, improving to others.
By an odd coincidence, however, a mysterious but magnificent donation of a hundred guineas was almost simultaneously received in notes by the treasurer of the Founder's Fund, from one who simply signed himself "Old Boy.
Sometimes, I was called upon to accompany one or both of the sisters in these visits; and sometimes I was desired to go alone, to fulfil some promise which they had been more ready to make than to perform; to carry some small donation, or read to one who was sick or seriously disposed: and thus I made a few acquaintances among the cottagers; and, occasionally, I went to see them on my own account.
I regret very much having to send you such sad and scanty news in return for your handsome donation to our funds.
Permitted rather, and by thee usurped; Other donation none thou canst produce.
Talking on in this strain, as fast as he could, to prevent any friendly remonstrances from the collector of the subscription on the large amount of his donation, Mr Cheeryble led Nicholas, equally astonished and affected by what he had seen and heard in this short space, to the half-opened door of another room.