Definitions for Volunteerˌvɒl ənˈtɪər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary(noun)

    (military) a person who freely enlists for service

  2. volunteer, unpaid worker(noun)

    a person who performs voluntary work

  3. Tennessean, Volunteer(adj)

    a native or resident of Tennessee

  4. unpaid, volunteer(a)(verb)

    without payment

    "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department"

  5. volunteer(verb)

    tell voluntarily

    "He volunteered the information"

  6. volunteer, offer(verb)

    agree freely

    "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"

  7. volunteer(verb)

    do volunteer work

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. volunteer(Noun)

    One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his/her own free will, especially when done without pay.

  2. volunteer(Noun)

    One who enters into military service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army.

  3. volunteer(Noun)

    A person who acts out of his own will without a legal obligation, such as a donor.

  4. volunteer(Noun)

    A plant that grows in disturbed soil.

  5. volunteer(Noun)

    A native or resident of the American state of Tennessee.

  6. volunteer(Verb)

    To enlist oneself as a volunteer.

  7. volunteer(Verb)

    To do or offer to do something voluntarily.

  8. volunteer(Verb)

    To grow without human sowing or intentional cultivation.

  9. Origin: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Volunteer(adj)

    one who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will

  2. Volunteer(adj)

    one who enters into service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army

  3. Volunteer(adj)

    a grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom, or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made

  4. Volunteer(adj)

    of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer advice

  5. Volunteer(verb)

    to offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion; as, to volunteer one's services

  6. Volunteer(verb)

    to enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered in that undertaking

  7. Origin: [F. volontaire. See Voluntary, a.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Volunteer' in Nouns Frequency: #1577


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