AskDefine | Define donor

Dictionary Definition



1 person who makes a gift of property [syn: giver, presenter]
2 (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)

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From donour, from doneur (donneur).


  1. One who donates typically money.


one who donates

Extensive Definition

A donor in general is a person that donates something voluntarily. Usually used to represent a form of pure altruism but sometimes used when the payment for a service is recognised by all parties as representing less than the value of the donation and that the motivation is altruistic.
Often the word is used as a short for:
In literature:
donor in German: Donator
donor in Spanish: Donante
donor in French: Donneur
donor in Indonesian: Donor
donor in Japanese: ドナー
donor in Slovak: Donor
donor in Ukrainian: Донор

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