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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
تَبَرُّع
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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 ?
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.
She seemed happy, and took her few poor dollars on Saturday nights with the flushed pleasure of a child that receives an unexpected donation.
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.
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.
I regret very much having to send you such sad and scanty news in return for your handsome donation to our funds.
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.
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.
He did not know that the TRANSCONTINENTAL had been staggering along precariously for years, that it was a fourth-rater, or tenth-rater, without standing, with a crazy circulation that partly rested on petty bullying and partly on patriotic appealing, and with advertisements that were scarcely more than charitable donations.
The most of this money was obtained by holding festivals and concerts, and from small individual donations.
Father Judge, of the hospital, could have told of far more important donations than that first ten sacks of flour.
The swarm of begging-letter writers, who would seem to be always watching eagerly for any hook, however small, to hang a letter upon, wrote to say that having seen the advertisement, they were induced to apply with confidence for various sums, ranging from ten shillings to fifty pounds: not because they knew anything about the young person, but because they felt that to part with those donations would greatly relieve the advertiser's mind.
Those who from pure religious motives contribute to the support of this enterprise should take care to ascertain that their donations, flowing through many devious channels, at last effect their legitimate object, the conversion of the Hawaiians.