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DONOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does donor mean? 

DONOR (noun)
  The noun DONOR has 2 senses:

1. person who makes a gift of property
2. (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)

  Familiarity information: DONOR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DONOR (noun)


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Meaning:

Person who makes a gift of property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bestower; conferrer; donor; giver; presenter

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

benefactor; helper (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))

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

abnegator (one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something)

almsgiver (a person who gives alms)

Indian giver (one who ask you to return the present he has given you)

altruist; philanthropist (someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being)

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)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

benefactor; helper (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

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

blood donor (someone who gives blood to be used for transfusions)

organ donor (someone from whom an organ is taken for transplantation)


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