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do·nor

 (dō′nər)
n.
1. One that contributes something, such as money, to a cause or fund.
2. Medicine An individual from whom blood, tissue, or an organ is taken for transfusion, implantation, or transplant.
3. Chemistry An atom, molecule, or ion that provides a part to combine with an acceptor, especially an atom that provides two electrons to form a bond with another atom.
4. Electronics An element introduced into a semiconductor with a negative valence greater than that of the pure semiconductor.
adj.
Medicine Used for transfusion, implantation, or transplant: a donor organ.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman donour, from Latin dōnātor, from dōnāre, to give; see donation.]

donor

(ˈdəʊnə)
n
1. a person who makes a donation
2. (Medicine) med any person who voluntarily gives blood, skin, a kidney, etc, for use in the treatment of another person
3. (Law) law
a. a person who makes a gift of property
b. a person who bestows upon another a power of appointment over property
4. (Chemistry) the atom supplying both electrons in a coordinate bond
5. (Electronics) an impurity, such as antimony or arsenic, that is added to a semiconductor material in order to increase its n-type conductivity by contributing free electrons. Compare acceptor2
[C15: from Old French doneur, from Latin dōnātor, from dōnāre to give]
ˈdonorˌship n

do•nor

(ˈdoʊ nər)

n.
1. a person who gives or donates.
2. a provider of blood, an organ, or other biological tissue for transfusion or transplantation.
3. an atom that provides a pair of electrons to form a chemical bond. Compare acceptor (def. 3).
adj.
4. of or pertaining to the biological tissue of a donor: donor organ.
5. indicating, pertaining to, or for a giver of a donation, esp. a biological donation: a donor card; donor records.
[1400–50; late Middle English donour < Anglo-French (Old French doneur) < Latin dōnātor=dōnā(re) (see donation) + -tor -tor]
do′nor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.donor - person who makes a gift of propertydonor - person who makes a gift of property
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
abnegator - one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
almsgiver - a person who gives alms
Indian giver - an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
altruist, philanthropist - someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
settlor, trustor - (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
contributor, subscriber - someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
subsidiser, subsidizer - someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
tipper - a person who leaves a tip; "a generous tipper"
2.donor - (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
blood donor - someone who gives blood to be used for transfusions
organ donor - someone from whom an organ is taken for transplantation

donor

donor

noun
A person who gives to a charity or cause:
Translations
مَانِحمُتَبَرِّع
dárce
donor=-donor
luovuttaja
donator
adományozódonor
-gjafi; gefandi
ドナー
기증자
darca
givare
ผู้บริจาค
bağışçıverici
người hiến nội tạng/máu

donor

[ˈdəʊnəʳ]
A. Ndonante mf
B. CPD donor card Ncarnet m de donante
donor organ Nórgano m donado

donor

[ˈdəʊnər]
n
[blood, organ] → donneur/euse m/f
(to charity) [money] → donateur/trice m/f
modif
[egg, sperm, organ] → de donneur/euse
[country, community, agency] → donateur/tricedonor card ncarte f de donneur d'organes

donor

n (Med, to charity) → Spender(in) m(f)

donor

[ˈdəʊnəʳ] n (gen, Med) → donatore/trice

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.

donor

مَانِح dárce donor Spender δωρητής donante luovuttaja donneur donator donatore ドナー 기증자 donor donor dawca doador донор givare ผู้บริจาค verici người hiến nội tạng/máu 捐献者

do·nor

n. donante, donador; persona contribuyente;
___ cardtarjeta de ___.

donor

adj de donante; — semen semen m de donante; n donante mf; living — donante vivo; organ — donante de órganos; universal — donante universal
References in classic literature ?
In short, the whole ceremony contained such a happy blending of the profitable with the flattering, that it was not difficult for the donor immediately to read the effect of a generosity so aptly mingled with praise, in the eyes of those he addressed.
And at the rate of that handsome sum of money per annum, and at no higher rate, you are to live until the donor of the whole appears.
Turning then back towards the castle, he threw the piece of gold towards the donor, exclaiming at the same time, ``False Norman, thy money perish with thee
I am sorry when my independence is invaded, or when a gift comes from such as do not know my spirit, and so the act is not supported; and if the gift pleases me overmuch, then I should be ashamed that the donor should read my heart, and see that I love his commodity, and not him.
In the city of Boston I have rarely called upon an individual for funds that I have not been thanked for calling, usually before I could get an opportunity to thank the donor for the money.
lands on condition of praying for the soul of the donor.
Anne was graciously pleased to accept it and rewarded the donor with a smile which exalted that infatuated youth straightway into the seventh heaven of delight and caused him to make such fearful errors in his dictation that Mr.
Little Lord Southdown, the best- natured of men, who would make you a present of the hat from his head, and whose main occupation in life was to buy knick-knacks that he might give them away afterwards, bought the little chap a pony not much bigger than a large rat, the donor said, and on this little black Shetland pygmy young Rawdon's great father was pleased to mount the boy, and to walk by his side in the park.
Crisparkle had been either chooser, lender, or donor of the books, or that he combined the three characters, might have been easily seen in the friendly beam of his eyes upon them as he entered.
But he took the cigars, on Sundays, and was glad to get them; and sometimes even condescended to walk up and down the yard with the donor (who was proud and hopeful then), and benignantly to smoke one in his society.
With these words he girded the sword about his shoulders and towards sundown the presents began to make their appearance, as the servants of the donors kept bringing them to the house of King Alcinous; here his sons received them, and placed them under their mother's charge.
Donors contributed Church property that had been stolen.