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 Dictionary entry overview: What does benefactor mean? 

  The noun BENEFACTOR has 1 sense:

1. a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

  Familiarity information: BENEFACTOR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1benefactor [BACK TO TOP]


A person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


benefactor; helper

Hypernyms ("benefactor" is a kind of...):

good person (a person who is good to other people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "benefactor"):

benefactress (a woman benefactor)

sparer (someone who refrains from injuring or destroying)

deliverer; rescuer; savior; saviour (a person who rescues you from harm or danger)

provider (someone who provides the means for subsistence)

patron; sponsor; supporter (someone who supports or champions something)

offerer; offeror (someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection)

accommodator; obliger (someone who performs a service or does a favor)

liberator (someone who releases people from captivity or bondage)

do-gooder; humanitarian; improver (someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms)

good Samaritan (a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble)

fairy godmother (a generous benefactor)

donor ((medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host))

bestower; conferrer; donor; giver; presenter (person who makes a gift of property)

bondsman; bondswoman (someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else)

uncle (a source of help and advice and encouragement)

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