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DONATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does donation mean? 

DONATION (noun)
  The noun DONATION has 2 senses:

1. a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
2. act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

  Familiarity information: DONATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DONATION (noun)


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Meaning:

A voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

donation; contribution

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

gift (something acquired without compensation)

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

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)


Sense 2donation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

donation; contribution

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

gift; giving (the act of giving)

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

subscription (a pledged contribution)

alms (money or goods contributed to the poor)


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